"Kāne" means . . . more than you might think! Visit Wailua, Maui, to learn more.

Unit lesson


Video Questions

1) What are “the strong foods”?

2) Why are ʻAnakala Kyle and Keola standing in the river?

3) Most people in Hawaiʻi know that “Kāne” means “man.” What are some other definitions of “Kāne”?

4) Several times ʻAnakala Kyle refers to “ka wai a kāne,” or “the wealth of man.” What kind of wealth is he referring to?

5) Why is it important to keep rivers and streams clean?

6) Some people know Kāne as one of the four main Hawaiian akua, or gods. How does this video complement that understanding?


Video Vocabulary

1) kahawai
river, stream

2) maka wai
small waterways to bring water to loʻi

3) ʻauwai
a ditch or canal for bringing water to a loʻi

4) creative
able to create or imagine new or original things

5) agriculture

6) loʻi
wet patch for farming kalo

7) maiʻa

8) lāʻī
ti leaf, Cordyline terminalis

9) manifestation
the appearance, a sign, or the physical body of a godly being

10) ancestor
a relative that has come before you, a forefather or predecessor

11) respect
to behave with honor and reverence for another

12) acknowledgement
recognize or accept something as true

13) manaʻo
thought, idea


Guiding Questions