The nine channels that connect the islands of our pae ‘āina each have unique names and characteristics. The ‘Alenuihāhā (great billows smashing) Channel separates Hawai‘i and Maui. The ‘Alalākeiki (crying baby) Channel separates the islands of Kaho‘olawe and Maui. The Kealaikahiki Channel is the channel between Lāna‘i and Kaho‘olawe. It literally means “the road to Tahiti” and it was thought if one takes a bearing off Kealaikahiki Point on Kaho‘olawe the channel faces Tahiti. The ‘Au‘au Channel is one of the most protected areas of ocean in the Hawaiian Islands, lying between Lāna‘i and Maui. ‘Au‘au translates to “to take a bath” referring to its calm bath-like conditions. The Pailolo Channel separates the islands of Moloka‘i and Maui, named after the crazy fishermen who would dare to traverse these rough waters. The Kalohi (the slowness) Channel is the stretch of water separating Lāna‘i and Moloka‘i. The Kaiwi (the bone) Channel separates the islands of O‘ahu and Moloka‘i. The Ka‘ie‘ie Waho Channel separates the islands of Kaua‘i and O‘ahu. Ka‘ie‘ie Waho means “Outer Ka‘ie‘ie,” named after the ‘ie‘ie vine. The Kaulakahi Channel separates the islands of Ni‘ihau and Kaua‘i, translating to “the single flame” representative of the streaks of sunset colors.
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