The origin of the well-known welcome for this island.
Also some other geographical names of the USA with Hebrew origin.
See also: The origins of the Hebrew language
See also: The matrix of ancient history
See also: The origin of the name America
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Everybody knows the above-mentioned well-known welcome for this group of tropical islands in the Pacific Ocean, especially for Oahu.
But does anybody know that these two names are both of Hebrew origin?
Aloha= Hebrew: eloh’a = value, god (singular). - Plural: eloh’im = values = god.
Hawaii= Hebrew: hava = Eve + ih = isle
So Aloha Hawaiimeans the divine isle of Eve, the Paradise Island.
Other North American geographical names with Hebrew origin
The Eastern and Mid-Eastern part of North America was explored and settled by English (and in the North also by French) colonists. The Englishmen brought their missionaries with them. These protestants knew also the Hebrew language. So it is no wonder that we find geographical names of Hebrew origin between the English denominations.
Up to now philologists have often tried to postulate Indian origins for certain names. But they are mostly wrong: The English (and sometimes the Hebrew) influence prevailed.
The same is to be said for some names with French origins. For example DAKOTA does not come from Indian, but from French: DAKOTA = d'à côté = beside (the colonists).
HURON = Hebrew ha'ron = the shouting
IOWA = Hebrew jehov'ah = god
MIAMI = Hebrew majim = water
HAWAII = Hebrew hava + ii = ile of Eve = ile of paradise
NEBRASKA = Hebrew nev'i = prophet
OMAHA = Hebrew majim = water