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This Hawaiian language page is presented as an additional supplement for Linguistic Anthropology General Resources.

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Aha Punana Leo __ Learn about this organization: "Our organization assists Native Hawaiians and indigenous peoples world wide who share our quest to maintain and develop traditional languages and cultures for life today. From a pioneer group of language nest immersion preschools, the ?Aha Pu-nana Leo has evolved into a non-profit Native Hawaiian family-based educational corporation serving students and family members of all ages with a multitude of programs and functions." - illustrated - From ahapunanaleo.org - http://www.ahapunanaleo.org/ 

Discover the Hawaiian Language __ This site contains many common words, and includes sound files of correct pronunciation. - illustrated - From aloha-hawaii.com - http://www.aloha-hawaii.com/hawaii/native+tongue/ 

Ethnologue 14 report for language code:HWI ( Haiwaiian ) __ Statistics and technical information about the Hawaiian Language. - from ethnologue.com - http://www.ethnologue.com/14/show_language.asp?code=HWI 

Hawaiian language __ "Hawaiian is the ancestral language of the indigenous people of the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaiians, a Polynesian people. Hawaiian, along with English, is an official language of the State of Hawai?i. The ISO language code for Hawaiian is haw." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_language


Hawaiian Language __ "There is no way we can teach you either Hawaiian or Pidgin. We are not native Hawaiian speakers - and we did not grow up on the island with an infusion of daily Pidgin. What we can do, however, is give you the basics that makes reading and speaking Hawaiian easier."  A good overview of the Hawaiian language. - From instanthawaii.com - http://www.instanthawaii.com/cgi-bin/hawaii?Language

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:" - From native-languages.org - http://www.native-languages.org/hawaiian.htm  
Hawaiian language, alphabet and pronunciation __ "Hawaiian is an Austronesian language spoken by about 8,000 people on the Hawaiian islands. Hawaiian first appeared in writing in the early 19th century in a version of the Latin alphabet developed by missionaries, who started to visit the Hawaiian islands from 1820 onwards." You will find an overview and links to related materials. - from omniglot.com - http://www.omniglot.com/writing/hawaiian.htm 

The Hawaiian Language - A Brief History __ "It is believed that the first settlers of Hawaii arrived from Hiva in the southern Marquesas Islands around 400 A.D. These settlers brought with them their gods, their plants, their culture and their language." A brief look at the history of the Hawaiian Language. - from about.com - http://gohawaii.about.com/cs/language/a/olelo_hawaii.htm 


Hawaiian - Language Directory __ Hawaiian language courses, dictionaries, resources and newspapers." - From 50webs.com - http://language-directory.50webs.com/languages/hawaiian.htm

Hawaii Language Glossary __ "Note: Many Hawaiian words have more than one meaning depending upon placement of diacritical (pronunciation) marks. However, current browser technology does not facilitate universal and uniform application and utilization of Hawaiian diacriticals by browser fonts and search engines. As a result, we have been unable to use them on this site. Following are common meanings to some widely used Hawaiian Words:" - from alternative-hawaii.com - http://www.alternative-hawaii.com/hacul/glosshaw.htm 

Hawaiian Language Links Page __ List of web resources - from hawaiianlanguage.com - http://www.geocities.com/%7Eolelo/o-linkpage.html 

The Hawaiian Language Web Site __ "An awards-winning Hawaiian language site. E komo mai! (Welcome!) Come and learn Hawaiian. Basic Hawaiian lessons, word lists, proverbs, song lyrics, cultural insights, Hawai`i links, language links." - illustrated - From Aunty D - http://www.geocities.com/~olelo/ 

Hawaiian Pidgin __ "Hawai‘i Pidgin English, Hawai‘i Creole English, HCE, or simply Pidgin, is a creole language based in part on English sometimes used by residents of Hawai‘i ("Hawaiian Pidgin English" is considered an inaccurate label). Although English and Hawaiian are the co-official languages of the State of Hawai‘i, Pidgin is used by many locals in everyday conversation and is often used in advertising toward Hawaii residents." You will find an encyclopedic article with links to related materials. - From wikipedia - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hawaiian_Pidgin 


Hawaii's Visitor Guides: Hawaiian Dictionary __ A few useful phrases for the tourist. - From aloha.com - http://www.aloha.com/~hvguides/HwnGlossary.html 

History of the Hawaiian Language __ "Thanks to enormous efforts, the true Hawaiian language breathes new life." An overview of how the Hawaiian Language is being preserved. - From coffeetimes.com - http://www.coffeetimes.com/language.htm 
Mo'o and Lolo's Cyber Hawaiian Dictionary Online! __ "Welcome to Mo'o and Lolo's Hawaiian dictionary on-line. This on-line dictionary contains close to 5,000 Hawaiian-English and English-Hawaiian words. These are most of the frequently used words and definitions. In the Hawaiian language, most words have multiple meanings and sometimes hidden meanings." - From Adtrix Internet Group, LLC - http://www.hisurf.com/hawaiian/dictionary.html

Welcome to Kualono __ "The Kualono World-Wide Web (WWW) service has been designed by the University of Hawai'i at Hilo - Hale Kuamo'o office primarily to service the Hawaiian language speaking communities world-wide. Although the majority of information is in the Hawaiian language, we have included some resources in English for those interested in learning the Hawaiian language or interested in learning more about Hawai'i's indigeneous language, and the strides currently being made to ensure its perpetuation and continued growth." - From olelo.hawaii.edu - http://www.olelo.hawaii.edu/ 



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