A Moʻolelo for ʻUmi: A Famous Aliʻi of These Hawaiian Islands.
E nā hoa heluhelu o ke ala ʻūlili, eia nō kākou ke uhai aku nei i nā meheu kupuna ma ke ala o ko kākou aliʻi nui kaulana o Hāmākua nei ʻo ʻUmialīloa. E haele pū kākou a e ʻike ana paha kākou i nā hana kūpono o ko ʻUmi wā ʻōpio, ʻo ia nō nā hana i paʻa ai ke kahua o ko ʻUmi noho mōʻī ʻana. He waiwai kēia moʻolelo no kākou, ka lāhui aloha, i mea e ʻike ai i nā hana e paʻa ai ke kahua o ke aupuni pono. No laila, e nā makamaka, e hoʻomau kākou i kēia moʻolelo a Keliikaapuni i hoopuka mua ai, a e uhai pū kākou i ke aliʻi lokomaikaʻi o Hāmākua, ʻo ʻUmialīloa!
Oh reading companions of the ala ʻūlili, here we are following in our ancestral footsteps along the trail of our famous aliʻi nui of Hāmākua, ʻUmialīloa. Let us go forth together, and perhaps we shall come to know the righteous deeds of ʻUmi during the time of his youth, which solidified the foundation of ʻUmi's reign as mōʻī. This moʻolelo is of great value to us, the beloved lāhui, as a means of learning the works that make firm the foundation of a pono government. Therefore, dear friends, let us continue on in this moʻolelo that Keliikaapuni first published, and let us follow the generous aliʻi of Hāmākua, ʻUmialīloa!
Na Kealaulili, Mea Kākau
Koholālele, Hāmākua, Hawaiʻi
June 14, 2014
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