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Moana is a name and princely line of the Island of Hawaii. The line begins with Moana kāne (sometimes Moanakāne), the son of the former aliʻi nui of the island, Keākealani Kāne and is also the name of the ruler's granddaughter. Moana kāne and Moana Wahine's descendants include many, if not most of the monarchs from the House of Kamehameha. In the Hawaiian language "moana" means: "ocean".[1] The word combines moe and ana (a lying down) and can also mean the act of prostrating one's self by leaning forward on one's hands and knees in the presence of a chief. Also meaning the act of worship.[2] Ku-hai-moana is the most famous of the Hawaiian shark gods.[3]

Origins of the House of Moana[edit]

Moana (k) is directly descended from Aliʻi ʻAimoku, Liloa through both of the high chief's two sons. From Liloa's first born son Hakau, Kaleiheana is descended. From Liloa's grandson Keawenuiaumi, is descended Keākealani Kāne.[4] Kaleiheana is a step sister of Alapainui.[5] The couple's son would be referred to similarly as his father with the addition of the word or title kāne, meaning: male or husband and is also the name of the leading Hawaiian god.[6] Moana Kāne married Piʻilaniwahine and from their union the chiefly lines of Piʻilani and the full Liloa/Umi/Hakau lines are merged. The couple had three children, ʻIlikiāmoana, Lonoamoana and Kapuniamoana.

ʻIlikiāmoana (w) would marry Kauhiapiiao (k) and from their union would come the high priestess Moanawahine. She would become the most sought after woman of her time to father the children of future kings from numerous high chiefs. Much of the Hawaiian Royal Family are directly related to this line, including many of the monarchs of the Kingdom of Hawaii from the House of Kamehameha. Moana (k) represents the beginning of a new kaukau aliʻi service line of Hawaiian nobility up to Kanaʻina. As a secondary aliʻI family line, members would often marry into the ruling family.[4] She is the great grandmother of Lunalilo and great, great grandmother of Kamehameha IV, Kamehameha V, Keelikōlani and a more distant great, great, great grandmother of Bernice Pauahi Bishop. The genealogies books of Queen Kalama, Book C, page 2 list Moana (w) as cohabitating with Keaweʻopala as entered in her own handwriting.[7] ʻIlikiāmoana and Kauhiapiiao would also have other children named: Kahanaumalani, Heiaholani, and Ko'iali'ipuhe'elani.[4]

  • Moana Kāne[8]
  • ʻIlikiāmoana[8]
  • Lonoamoana
  • Kapuniamoana
  • Moana Wahine[8]

Family tree of Kamehameha and Moana[edit]

Kealiʻiokalani (w) Keākealani Kāne
Keakamahana Iwikauikaua
Keakealaniwahine Kanalohanauikawela
Keaweʻīkekahialiʻiokamoku (k) Kalanikauleleiaiwi (w) Kauaua-a-Mahi (k) Kepookapuokalani (w)
Keeaumoku Nui Kamakaimoku Haae-a-Mahi Kekelakekeokalani Kaleiheana (w)
Keōua Kekuʻiapoiwa II Kamakaeheikuli Moana Kāne Piilaniwahine II
Iliki A Moana Kauhiapiiao (k) Lonoamoana Kapuniamoana
Moana Wahine Nohomualani Palila Keaweʻopala Heulu
Kamehameha I
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Aliʻi Nui
Founder and first monarch
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Keōpūolani Kaheiheimālie Kalaʻimamahu Eia Kauwa (w) Kanaina Hakau
Naihekukui Iʻahuʻula Charles Kanaina
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Ki'ilaweau Inaina Hao Kalilipakalu
Kamehameha II
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Aliʻi Nui
Second Monarch
Kingdom of Hawaii
Kamehameha III
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Aliʻi Nui
Aliʻi o ko Hawaiʻi Pae ʻAina
Third Monarch
Kingdom of Hawaii
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Kalanipauahi Pauli Kaʻōleiokū Luahine
Kamehameha IV
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Kamehameha V
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  1. ^ "Nā Puke Wehewehe ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi". Retrieved 2014-11-15. 
  2. ^ Lorrin Andrews (1865). A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language: To which is Appended an English-Hawaiian Vocabulary and a Chronological Table of Remarkable Events. H. M. Whitney. pp. 393–. 
  3. ^ Martha Warren Beckwith (1970). Hawaiian Mythology. University of Hawaii Press. pp. 129–. ISBN 978-0-8248-0514-2. 
  4. ^ a b c Kanalu G. Terry Young (25 February 2014). Rethinking the Native Hawaiian Past. Routledge. pp. 48–51. ISBN 978-1-317-77669-7.  Cite error: Invalid <ref> tag; name "Young2014" defined multiple times with different content (see the help page).
  5. ^ Anthon Henrik Lund; Nephi Anderson (1933). The Utah Genealogical and Historical Magazine. Genealogy Society of Utah. p. 5. 
  6. ^ Mary Māmaka Kaiao Kuleana kope. "Hawaiian Dictionaries". University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved 2014-11-15. 
  7. ^ Hawaii. Supreme Court (1893). Reports of Decisions Rendered by the Supreme Court of the Hawaiian Islands. H.L. Sheldon. pp. 630–. 
  8. ^ a b c Edith Kawelohea McKinzie (1 January 1983). Hawaiian Genealogies: Extracted from Hawaiian Language Newspapers. University of Hawaii Press. p. 48. ISBN 978-0-939154-28-9.