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Kaleohano, a name meaning the voice (of) authority and respect, is the title of a song written by Louis Moon Kauakahi.[1] The song has been performed by Israel Kamakawiwoʻole[2] and by the Mākaha Sons of Niʻihau.[3]

For the lyrics, and the English translation of the song, please visit reference #2.

  • Kaleohano, as mentioned above, is a name that means the voice of authority and respect.
  • Keaukaha means the passing current, and is referring to the homestead land in Hilo, Hawaiʻi.
  • Mauna Kea means White Mountain and refers to a 13,796' dormant volcano on the island of Hawaiʻi. It is the highest point in the state of Hawai'i.