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Is the Language of Paradise Struggling?


Also known as Ōlelo Hawai’i, Hawaiian is one of the official languages of the state of Hawaii, along with English. The Hawaiian language comes from the Austronesian language family and is similar to other Polynesian languages such as Samoan. Today, for several reasons, Hawaiian is officially an endangered language. This is its story. By 1778,(…)

The Hawaiian Language

Hawaii is the newest of the 50 states; one of only two that do not observe daylight savings time; and has a rich history pre-European contact. It has two official languages: English and Hawaiian. Hawaiian Creole English (or pidgin) is used by many residents of the state, either as a native or second language. The(…)