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Aliʻi Aimoku of Hawaii
Reign1605 – 1635
Predecessor Kaikilani
Successor Keakamahana
Died1635 (aged 59–60)
SpouseAliʻi Kealiʻiokalani
Mother Kaikilani

Keākealanikāne (1575 – 1635) (Hawaiian: Ke-ākea-lani Kāne "the male heavenly expanse" [1]) was an aliʻi nui of the island of Hawaiʻi (1605–1635). He was the sovereign of the Big Island. He is mentioned in chant Kumulipo.

During the reign of Keākealanikāne several of the more powerful of the district chiefs had assumed an attitude of comparative independence. [2]


Keākealanikāne was a son of Queen Kaikilani [3] and Chief Kanaloakuaʻana. [4] He succeeded on the death of his mother in 1605. He married first his sister, Aliʻi Kealiʻiokalani. His second wife was Kaleimakaliʻi and his third wife was Kalaʻaiheana (daughter of Kuaʻana-a-ʻI and Kamaka-o-ʻUmi). She was also a wife of Keawekuikaʻai. [5]

He died ca. 1635, having had two sons and one daughter: Keawekuikaʻai by Kaleimakaliʻi, Moanakane by Kaleiheana and Keakamahana, Queen of Hawaiʻi by Kealiʻiokalani. [6]

His granddaughter was Queen Keākealaniwahine.


  • Abraham Fornander, An Account of the Polynesian Race: Its Origin and Migrations, Rutland, VT: Charles E. Tuttle Company, 1969
  1. ^ "Ulukau: Hawaiian dictionary". Retrieved 2017-12-18.
  2. ^ King Kalākaua, The legends and myths of Hawaii: The fables and folk-lore of a strange people. C.L. Webster & Company, 1888.
  3. ^ Reconciling the past: two basketry kāʻai and the legendary Līloa and Lonoikamakahiki by Roger G. Rose.
  4. ^ Culture and history in the Pacific, book by Jukka Siikala. Helsinki: Finnish Anthropological Society, 1990.
  5. ^ Keawekuikaai
  6. ^ Hawai'i: A History of the Big Island by Robert Oaks. [S.l.] : Arcadia, ©2003. Page 16.
Preceded by Aliʻi Aimoku of Hawaiʻi
Succeeded by