Moloka'i Nui A Hina - Traditional

 
Ua nani na hono a Pi'ilani
I ke ku kilakila i ka 'opua
'O ku'u pua kukui aia i Lanikaula
'O ka hene wai 'olu lana malie
 
Hui:
Ua like no a like la
Me ku'u one hanau
Ke po'okela i ka piko o na kuahiwi
Me Moloka'i nui a Hina
'Aina i ka wehiwehi
E ho'i no au e pili 'ae' ae
E ka makani e
E pa mai me ke aheahe
'Auhea ku'u pua kalaunu
 
Ki'eki'e Halawa i ke alo o na pali
Ka heke no ia i ka'u 'ike
Lupalupa lau lipo i ke ohe o ka palai
Ma ku'u poli mai 'oe e ho'oheno nei
 
How beautiful are the bays of Pi'ilani
That stand majestically in the billowy clouds
My kukui flower is at Lanikaula
Where water flows with cool and soothing rustle

Chorus:

Alike
The sands of my birth
The tops of all mountains
And Hina's great Moloka'i
Festive land
May I return to stay, yes, yes
O wind
Blow gently
Heed, my crown flower
 
Halawa is high amidst the cliffs
Highest I have ever seen
And here are lush leaves and green ferns
So you are loved within my arms