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Polynesian Star and Constellation Names

Note: Names in bold are constellation names

Oceanic Names English

Hokupa‘a

Polaris
Hokulei shares the same stars as Auriga
Hokulei Capella
Namahoe shares the same stars as Gemini
Nana Mua Castor
Nana Hope Pollux
Puana Procyon
‘A‘a Sirius
Kaheiheionakeiki shares the same stars as Orion
Kauluakoko Betelquese
Nakao Orions’ belt and sword
Puanakau Rigel
Kanukuokapuahi Hyades
Kapuahi Aldebaran 
Makali‘i  Pleiades 
Keali‘iokonaikalewa  Canopus 
Nahiku  shares the same stars as the Big Dipper 
Hikukahi  Duhbe 
Hikulua  Merak 
Hikukolu  Phecda 
Hikuha  Megrez 
Hikulima  Alioth 
Hikuono  Mizar 
Hikupau  Alkaid 
Hokule‘a Arcturus 
Hikianalia  Spica 
Me‘e  shares the same stars as Corvus 
Lehuakona  Antares 
Hanaiakamalama  shares the same stars as the Southern Cross 
Kape‘a  also shares the same stars as the Southern Cross 
Kaulia  Gacrux 
Kamolehonua  Acrux 
Nakuhikuhi  the pointer stars 
Kamailemua  Beta Centauri 
Kamailehope  Alpha Centauri 
Kahuinakoluokaho‘okele  the Navigators Triangle 
Pira‘etea  Deneb 
Keoe  Vega 
Humu  Altair 
Lehuakona  Antares 
Kamakaunuiamaui  shares the same stars as Scorpius 
Pimoe  shares the same stars as the Teapot 
Sagittarious   
Namaka  Shaula 
Polo‘ula  Caph 
Kamo‘i  shares the same stars as Cepheus 
 ‘Iwakeli‘i shares the same stars as Cassiopeia 
Manokalanipo  Alpheratz 
Kakuhihewa  Scheat 
Kapuahi  Aldebaran 
Pi‘ilani  Algenib 
Keawe  Markab 
Pi‘ikea  Diphda 
Kukaniloko  Fomalhaut 
Kaikilani  Ankaa 
Nalani  Alnair 
Kalanikauleleaiwi  Archernar