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Hospital and street, Lanakila and Nuʻu-anu sections, Honolulu, named for Ka-ʻahu-manu's brother (1791–1844), a governor of Hawaiʻi Island and acting governor of Oʻahu who enforced puritanical laws; he was also known as John Adams. Kua-kini was in charge of building Moku-ʻai-kaua church in Kai-lua, Kona, Hawaiʻi, in 1823, and rebuilding it in 1836. (RC 388–391.) Lit., multitudinous [high ancestors] behind.
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