Haiku, Hawaii

Haʻikū is an unincorporated community in Maui County on the island of Maui in the state of Hawaii. For United States Census purposes, it is part of the Haiku-Pauwela, Hawaii census-designated place, which also includes Pauwela.[1]

Haʻikū, Hawaiʻi
North Shore Maui with Haʻikū and Paia neighborhoods
Haʻikū, Hawaiʻi
Location within the state of Hawaii
Coordinates: 20°55′03″N 156°19′33″W
CountryUnited States
Time zoneUTC-10 (Hawaii-Aleutian (HST))
GNIS feature ID358858

It was named for the ancient Hawaiian land section of Haʻikū, which means "talk abruptly" or "sharp break" in the Hawaiian language.[2]


  1. U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Haiku, Hawaii
  2. Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel Hoyt Elbert and Esther T. Mookini (2004). "lookup of Haiku ". in Place Names of Hawai'i. Ulukau, the Hawaiian Electronic Library, University of Hawaii Press. Retrieved October 10, 2010.

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