In keeping with the Kala calendar totems, planet names in Kala are semi-elemental.
tsumaku — metal planet — Mercury
nyepaku — cloud planet — Venus
kaya — Earth
tlatsaku — fire planet — Mars
itoku — wood planet — Jupiter
kenaku — circle planet — Saturn
kutanka — eagle planet — Uranus
panaku — rain planet — Neptune
honuku — turtle planet — Pluto
The suffix -ku indicates a planet, or large land area. Mars can also be called ketlaku (red planet). Saturn is named for its rings. Pluto is included but is recognized as a dwarf planet and can be called honuhiku (little turtle planet). The word kaya simply means earth and is taken from Gaia.