In the Hawaiian language, the word 'pahoa' means dagger or knife. It is unknown when the indigenous Hawaiians settled the area during pre-contact times, but the deep, rich soil and important protected archeological sites in the area suggest a long history of habitation. Legends associated with the Pahoa area are referenced in Hawaii's ancient oral history, i.e., in the Pele and Hi'iaka Myth. (N.B. Emerson, 1915)

Pahoa has a relatively high percentage of its population who walk or bicycle to work. (Pahoa, 2004)

In the 2004 presidential election, the great majority of political donations from Pahoa went to the Republican Party. (Pahoa, 2004) There is one secondary school in Pahoa, the Pahoa High and Intermediate School, (Pahoa High, 2006) located on Puna Road.


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Humidity96 %
Last update: 05 Dec 2023 @ 10:16

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