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Hawaiian Language

Hawaiian is not actually a Native American language; Hawaiians are Polynesians, not American Indians, and Hawaii is only considered part of North America for political reasons (geographically the islands lie closer to Asia). However, because the Hawaiian language faces the same political and cultural challenges as other indigenous languages of the United States, we have included some Hawaiian language preservation resources here:

Hawaiian Vocabulary
     Our list of vocabulary words in the Hawaiian language.
'Aha Pūnana Leo
     Organization dedicated to Hawaiian language preservation.
'Ôlelo Hawai'i
     Hawaiian language lessons and other resources, also lots of Hawaiian cultural materials.
Kualono
     A great collection of Hawaiian-language stories, articles, and other resources.
Hawaiian Orthography:
    Introduction to Hawaiian spelling and pronunciation.
Charles Ka'Upu:
     Hawaiian songs performed by a native musician.
Hawaiian Prayers:
    Hawaiian translation of the Lord's Prayer.
Hawaiian Dictionary
     Hawaiian-English dictionary for sale.



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