Wāhiawā lies between Hanapēpē and Kalāheo, and means Milkfish place.


 

Wāhiawā: Milkfish place

Ahupuaʻa between Hanapēpē and Kalāheo. The ahupuaʻa was divided further into Wahi-awa-uka (Upland Wahi-awa) and Wahi-awa-loa (Long Wahi-awa), which was located on the plains next to Kalāheo. The remains of terraces are remarkable in places for their number on a small area of land.

Awa was a fish that was grown in the taro fields. The meat of the belly, soaked in salt water, eaten raw, was a favorite dish. It was eaten with seaweed, especially manauea or oʻolu. Poki, the supernatural dog, was noted for the very fat awa that grew in his taro fields. Also a stream draining Ka-naele bog.