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Subject: Hawaiian names in general
Author: Andy ;—)   (guest, 87.177.39.8)
Date: August 28, 2010 at 4:15:31 AM
I did some research on the net on the Hawaiian culture and religion, but I didn't find much about naming on Hawaii. From the list of Hawaiian names on this site I gather that most names root in a culture that is very close to nature up to a pantheistic religion.
Now what I would like to know: Was naming on Hawaii at all influenced by Christianity? Were names like OKALANI (which I posted a few days ago) interpreted in that way? ("From Heaven" = from God as the Christian God?) I can imagine that in Polinesian culture, sky and heaven were/are interchangeable.
Any experts around?

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