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[Place Names of Hawai'i]
Wai-ākea

Village and land section, Makuʻu qd.; land section and camp, Humuʻula qd.; land section, Hilo suburb, bay (another name is Byron's Bay), park (see Mahohuli), fishpond, forest reserve, mill, plantation, stream, and school, Hilo qd., Hawaiʻi. A legendary man, 'Ulu (breadfruit), lived here. He died of starvation and was buried near a running spring. Next morning a breadfruit tree laden with fruit was found there, ending the famine. See Ka-nuku-o-ka-manu, Moku-ola. (HM 98; PH 27; UL 60.) The tidal wave of 1960 greatly damaged the Hilo suburb of Wai-ākea. Lit., broad waters.

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