Vocabulary Words in Indigenous American Languages: Hawaiian
Hawaiian is not a Native American language (the Hawaiians are Polynesian people), but since Hawaii belongs to the United States and the
Hawaiian language faces similar survival issues to other indigenous American languages, they are often considered together for language
We have included twenty basic words, enough to give you a feeling for each language. All the nouns are singular and all
the verbs are 3rd person singular ("he or she sings") because many languages don't have a separate infinitive ("to sing")
the way English and French do.
If you need to know a Hawaiian word that is not currently on our page, you can take part in our
translation of Native American languages fundraiser, buy a
Hawaiian dictionary, or visit our main
Hawaiian language site for more free resources.
Thanks for your interest in indigenous American languages!