Kanaloa Chapter Vocabulary

1 ) akua a god or goddess
2 ) long-distance voyaging a long, open–ocean voyage navigated without modern tools or instruments
3 ) migrate to move to another place and live there
4 ) spring a place where underground water emerges
5 ) ʻawa a drink made from the root of the Piper methysticum plant
6 ) Polynesia a region of the Pacific Ocean that includes the island groups of Hawaiʻi, Aotearoa, Rapanui, Sāmoa, Tonga, Tahiti, and others
7 ) Aotearoa New Zealand
8 ) Māori the indigenous people of Aotearoa
9 ) kinolau many bodies; plant and animal forms that gods can appear in or that are signs for particular gods
10 ) kapu forbidden, off-limits, sacred
11 ) complexion skin tone
12 ) waʻa canoe
13 ) invoke to call upon a greater power; to pray to or summon
14 ) famine a time of extreme shortage of food
15 ) embody to appear in a physical form
16 ) pūnāwai kahi e puaʻi mai ai ka wai mai ka honua mai
17 ) wā wī ka wā pōkole loa o ka meaʻai