Ua Nani Moloka`i - Traditional

 

Ua nani Moloka`i Nui A Hina,
`O ka heke no ia a`o na ailana.
 
 
Uluwehiwehi a`o Lanikaula,
Ka ulu kukui e kaulana nei.
 
 
He wai `au`au a`o Moa`ula,
E ho`opulu i ka `ili o ka malihini.
 
 
Ho`ale`ale i ka `ehu o ke kai,
I ke ku kilakila a`o Ha`upu.
 
 
Ha`ina `ia mai ana ka puana,
Sweet lei kukui ka heke o Moloka`i
Beautiful is Moloka`i Nui A Hina,
It is indeed, the best of the islands.
 
 
Verdant is Lanikaula,
The famous grove of kukui trees.
 
 
The bathing waters of Moa`ula,
That dampens the skin of the newcomer.
 
 
Making waves in the spray of the sea,
As Ha`upu stands majestically.
 
 
Told is the refrain,
The sweet kukui lei is the best of Moloka`i.