Chief Kalamakua was born[when?] on the island named Oʻahu, in ancient Hawaii. His father was called Kālonanui; he was a son of the High Chief Maʻilikākahi of Oʻahu. The mother of Kalamakua was called Kaipuholua; she was a wife of Kālonanuiʻs.
Kalamakuaʻs brother was Prince Kālonaiki, the High Chief of Oʻahu. Kalamakua became the ruler of Halawa, whilst Kālonaiki ruled over the rest of Oʻahu. Kalamakua married Keleanohoanaapiapi, Princess of Maui. The daughter of Kalamakua and his consort was famous Laʻieloheloheikawai (born in Helemoa, Oahu), Lady of Maui as the wife of Piʻilani.
- Piliwale, Kalamakuaʻs nephew
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