Ha‘ikū comprises the mountain range across Nāwiliwili harbor, runs in a narrow strip along the Hulēʻia river and bulges out in the upland flats. Haʻi-kū can be translated to mean To speak abruptly.


 

Ha‘ikū:  Speak-abruptly;  Sharp-break

Lit: To stand behind the spoken word

The ahupuaʻa of Haʻi-kū (To stand behind the spoken word) has an unusual shape. At the eastern end, it comprises the mountain range across Nāwiliwili harbor, runs in a narrow strip along the Hulēʻia river and bulges out in the upland flats. Haʻi-kū can also be translated to mean To speak abruptly, Haughty, Conceited, or A sharp break.