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See also: Kalai and kālai

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HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

ka (the) + laʻi (peace). Also a short form of compound given names beginning thus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /kaˈla.ʔi/, [kəˈlɐʔi]

Proper nounEdit

Kalaʻi

  1. A male given name.
  2. A female given name.

ReferencesEdit

  • Mary Kawena Pukui - Samuel H. Elbert, Hawaiian Dictionary, University of Hawaii Press 1986
  • Hawaii State Archives: Marriage records Kalai ,which might also stand for Kalai (Sarai) or Kālai ("carver"), occurs in 19th century marriage records as the only name (mononym) of 16 women and 5 men.