Nā Inoa Hōkū

This 2nd edition of Nā Inoa Hōkū: Hawaiian and Pacific star names, published in 2015, is an extensively revised and extended version of a work first published in 1975 by Hawaiian scholars Rubellite Kawena Johnson and John Kaipo Mahelona, which is still widely regarded as a definitive source of reference for anyone studying the use of astronomy in Polynesian voyaging as well as the nature and development of Hawaiian ritual and calendrical practices. The 2nd edition, co-authored with Clive Ruggles, includes new translations of many key original Hawaiian sources from the mid-19th century onwards.

It can be ordered from the University of Hawai‘i Press.

A hugely expanded 3rd edition, authored by Clive Ruggles and John Mahelona and edited by Clive Ruggles, is currently in press. It is due to be published by the University of Hawai‘i Press in spring 2025.


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