ʻĀina Malihini - by Albert Poʻai Kaʻula Kukui O Kamehameha Nahaleʻa


Iā ʻoe e noho hoʻokahi ana
I ke anu o ka ʻāina malihini
Kaʻawale mai nā hoa me nā kini
A luʻuluʻu kaumaha ʻoe
(E ka ipo)

'Upu aʻe ka ʻiʻini no ka ʻāina
I puīa i ke ʻala o nā pua
Hō aʻe kāua i laila
A e ʻike i ka nani o kuʻu home

Hui:
He momi no ka Pākīpika
ʻĀina i ka maka o ka ʻōpua
Lua ʻole kou nani a e Hawaiʻi nei
Home pumehana i ke aloha


While you were living alone
In the cold of a foreign land
Separated from all of your friends
You were sad
(Oh sweetheart)

Recurring desires for the homeland
And the fragrance of flowers
Let us go there
And see the beauty of my home

Chorus:
A pearl of the Pacific
A land amidst the cloud banks
Incomparable is your beauty, O Hawai?i
Home warm with love

Source: Kamehameha Schools HSI Translator unknown Hawaiian Text edited by Puakea Nogelmeier