Asan (Hassan) and Maina are located in the southern-central side of
the island. This area is part of the Luchan (Western) District. This
village derives its name from the word “hassan”. “Hassan” means scarce
or rare. The word “ma’ina” refers to the other village that makes up
this district together with Asan. Hunters hunted by the light of a
torch and also saw what they caught by the light of the same torch.
Another meaning of the word “ma’ina” deals with an infant who between
the times of his birth to his baptism, is taken by his mother to a
church mass before sunrise; this ritual considered the presentation of
the child to the temple or church.