F. Kaiuokalani Damas
Frank E. Kaʻiuokalani Damas is from Waiʻanae, Oʻahu, and currently resides in Waiākea Uka, Hilo, Hawaiʻi. He received his BA and MA degrees in Hawaiian Language from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa. His MA work and continued interest deals with hoʻopāpā, literature, mele, and hula. His current doctoral work focuses on the intricacies of language as recorded by native speakers born in the 19th century and very early 20th century.