Manaʻo Pili - Diane Aki

Aloha e Kauaʻi kaulana Kaumualiʻi
Ke ʻimi nei ia ʻoe ala ku`u lei

Puni au mehana aia ʻāina nui aloha
I ʻoluʻolu au eia e Kōloa

Ka nani o Kauaʻi pili koʻu puʻu wai
Ua mau ma Niʻihau no Hawaiʻi loa

Eia nei oia ka inoa o Miloliʻi
Ka poʻe Kauaʻi hoaloha nui

Haʻina ʻia mai ana ka puana
Aloha e Kauaʻi kaulana kou inoa

Love for Kauaʻi and the famous chief Kaumualiʻi
I'm in search of my fragrant lei

Surrounded by this beloved land
I am refreshed here at Kōlo 

Behold the beauty of Kauaʻi, so close to my heart
Long life from Niʻihau to great Hawaiʻi

There is a place named Miloliʻi

Here the people of Kauaʻi are so friendly

Let the story be told
Love for this famous island, the name is Kauaʻi

This mele was written in 1979, by Diana Aki from Miloli'i, and was first recorded in 1989