Place Names of Hawaii
By Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel H. Elbert, and Esther T. Mookini
How many place names are there in the Hawaiian Islands? Even a rough estimate is impossible. Hawaiians named taro patches, rocks, trees, canoe landings, resting places in the forests, and the tiniest spots where miraculous events are believed to have taken place. And place names are far from static–names are constantly being given to new houses and buildings, streets and towns, and old names are replaced by new ones.