Nā Lei Aloha I Italia

Kalawao Bay where patients were often tossed from ships and left to swim to shore while beseiged by waves crashing along a rocky coastline. Photo: Blaine Fergerstrom
Kalawao Bay where patients were often tossed from ships and left to swim to shore while beseiged by waves crashing along a rocky coastline. Photo: Blaine Fergerstrom

Welcome to our new WordPress blog. Posts from our previous blog should be imported here shortly.

Here is a photo of Kalawao, Kalaupapa Peninsula, taken last year.

More on Italy

Here are more blurbs about Italy and Greece found in the Hawaiian language newspapers. These are articles about Egypt and some European history.

NO AIGUPITA.

1. Ua hookaulanaia o Aigupita ma ka mooolelo, no ke kahiko ana o na mea maikai ana i loaa’i. Oia kahi i ulu ai na mea ike, a ua manao wale ia, malaila no hoi kahi i loaa mua ai ke kakau lima. I ka wa i noho hupo loa ai ko Heleni a me ko Italia , aia ma Aigupita ka ike a me ka naauao a me ka noho maikai ana. Mailaila mai ka naauao o ko Heleni a ina e manao kakou i ke kumu o ko kakou mea i ikeia, aia ma kapa o Nile.

Regarding Egypt.
1. Egypt is renown in stories for its collection of extraordinary items. It is a place where knowledge increased, and it is sometimes thought to be the place where the first hand writing occurred. During the time when Greece and Italy were unenlightened, Egypt had civilization, knowledge and enlightenment. It is also where Greece became enlightened and if we want to know where the source of our knowledge came from, it is located on the border of the Nile.

Hereʻs another blurb from a Historical Geography lesson:

Malalo iho o Auguseto, aia na aina he nui loa: o Sepania a me Farani kekahi, o Beritania a me Italia, o Helene, a me Geremania, kekahi mau aina ma Asia, a me Aigupita; o ke kaiwaenahonua a me na moku aina a pau malaila. Ua manaoia, akahi haneri a me ka iwakalua miliona kanaka.

Under Agustusʻs rule, there were many lands: Spain, France also, Britain, Italy, Greece, Germany, some lands in Asia, and Egypt; the Mediterranean sea and all the islands within. It is believed that there were approximately 120 million people.

Another article mentions the Roman Rulers:

O ROMA, o ka inoa ia o ke kulanakauhale nui ma Italia. He kulanakauhale nani, kahi i noho ai na Kaisara, na’lii hanohano o ko Roma aupuni nui loa, o Kaisara Iulio, o “Kaisara Augusate,” Luka iii. 1; o “Kaisara Tiberio,” Luka, iii. 1; o “Kaisara Kaligula; o “Kelaudio Kaisara.” Oihana xi 28; a me “Kaisara Nero,” Oihana xxv. 8, Pilipo iv. 22.

ROME, the name of the largest city is Italy. It is a lovely city, it is the place where the Caesars, the venerated monarchs of Roman Empire resided. Julius Caesar , “Augustus Caesar,” Luke III.1; “Tiberius Caesar,” Luke III.1; Caligula Caesar; Claudius Caesar.” Principal xi 28; and Nero Caesar,” Principal xxv. 8, Phillip iv.22.

Another about the first bell.

NO NA BELE.

Ua hanaia ka bele mua, no ka hale pule, ma Italia. Aole akaka ka manawa. Ua laweia ua bele i Farani, M. H. 550; i Helevitia, 1020. He bele nui loa ma Moseko. Ua hanaia M. H. 1653. Eia kona mau pauna, 443,772

Eia ka pauna ana o kekahi ma Moseko, 127,836

Eia kekahi, 39,872

Eia hoi kekahi (o kona haku 2116) 179,200

O kekahi bele ma Parisa, 38,800

He iwakalua a me kumamalima kapuai o ke ana puni o ia bele.

O kekahi bele ma Viena, 39,640 O kekahi bele ma Okefoda o Toma Nui kona inoa, 17,000

O kekahi bele ma Ladana, 8,400

O kekahi bele ma Nanekina, 50,000

Ehiku bele ma Pikina, pakahi, 120,000

O kekahi bele maikai loa ma Geremania o Susane kona inoa, 12,870

Ua bapetisoia o Susane e kekahi kahuna o ka Pope. Eia ka manao o ka poe Pope. Ina i bapetiso lakou i ka bele, a hookani i ka manawa o ka ua, a me ka hekili, a me ka uila, alaila, ua paleia ka hewa a pau.

Regarding the Bells

The very first bell was made in Italy for the church. The time is not clear. This bell was taken to France in 550 A.D; then to Greece in 1020. Moscow has a really large bell. It was made in 1653. It weighs about 443,772 pounds.

This is how much another weighs in Moscow, 127, 836.

Another is 39,872

Hereʻs another ( itʻs cast is 2116) 179,200

One in Paris, 38,800

This bell is 25 feet in circumfrance.

One in Viena, 39,640 Another bell in Oxford, Tom is its name is 17,000

Another bell in London is 8,400

Another bell in Nanking is 50,000

Peking has seven bells that each weigh, 120,000

Another excellent bell from Germany, whose name is Susan is, 12,870

Susan was baptized by the Pope. Hereʻs what catholics believe. If their bell is baptized and rung at the time of rain, thunder & lightning all the transgressions/sins are forgiven.

These articles were often times utilized as lessons for the general public to read in the newspapers. Geography & Bible study lessons were some of the first articles printed and I would imagine were perhaps fascinating and different from what the Hawaiian worldview was at the time.
Ok Gang, will try and continue uploading other short stories from the newspapers. Hope it is enjoyable to you.

(c) 2009 Kalei Nuʻuhiwa