Kalanikukuma was son of Kahakumakapaweo, 12th Aliʻi Aimoku of Kauaʻi and queen Kahakukukaʻena. He followed his father as king of Kauaʻi. No legend attaches to his name.
Kalanikukuma married Kapoleikauila and begot Kahakumakalina. It was universally conceded that Kapoleikauila, the wife of Kalanikukuma, was the lineal descendant of Haulanuiaiakea of the original Maweke-Kumuhonua dynasty of Oahu. It probably was so, for it is undeniable that that union increased immensely the kapu and aristocratic rank of Kalanikukuma's two sons, Kahakumakalina and Ilihewalani, who is sometimes called Ilihiwalani or in some genealogies Ilimealani.
High Chief Lonoikahaupu was five generation in descent from Kalanikukuma.
- Samuel Kamakau, Ruling Chiefs of Hawaii. Revised Edition, (Honolulu: Kamehameha Schools Press, 1992).
- Abraham Fornander, An Account of the Polynesian Race: Its Origin and Migrations, Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1969.
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