ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi is the sound of this ʻāina, the soul of this ʻāina. We are decades and even generations into the revitalization of our language, and it is something that everyone should speak if they feel a connection to this place. Individual efforts and organizational strengths have ensured that our language is again reverberating across our pae ʻāina. Be part of the movement. E ola ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi!
Basic Hawaiian is a paid online learning system that teaches the basics of ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi with audio and video examples, offline ʻohana activities, mele, and more. Developed under the supervision of Dr. Kū Kahakalau.
Hālau ʻŌlelo is an online Hawaiian language school offering public or private instruction. Based in East Orange, New Jersey, it is led by B. Kainoa Embernate, a graduate of Ka Haka ʻUla o Keʻelikōlani.
Ka ʻalalā he manu leo nui. He leo hoʻokikina kēia i ka poʻe i mākaukau i kēia ʻōlelo a me ka poʻe e ʻiʻine nei i ia ʻōlelo e hoʻohana i ka ʻōlelo i nā manawa me nā wahi a pau. Mai haʻalele i ka ʻike i loaʻa. E hoʻopili i nā leo o nā kūpuna i like kā kākou ʻōlelo me kā lākou.
Kumukahi is a searchable repository of educational videos and resources that cover a wide range of topics from places to practices, featuring practitioners and kamaʻāina, focusing on living Hawaiian culture.
Ka Leo Hawaiʻi Radio Show: Features recordings of the 1972-1988 Ka Leo Hawaiʻi (The Voice of Hawaiʻi) radio show, in which native speakers and Hawaiian-language learners interact and discuss various topics.
Ancestral Visions of ʻĀina includes land and map research, land documents such as Native and Foreign testimony, Land Commission Award (LCA) index and searches, and video presentations by Dr. Lilikalā Kameʻeleihiwa on various cultural topics.
Papakilo is a searchable database maintained by OHA that allows you to search genealogy indexes, historic sites, GIS information, the Māhele index, Hawaiian-language newspapers, Hawaiian place names, maps, records, and periodicals/reports.
Ulukau is a large repository of materials and separate databases including genealogical information, the Hawaiian Bible, mele, and more. Browse their collection of historical and contemporary Hawaiian-language books.
Enjoy listening in on ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi conversations with friends from throughout the paeʻāina. Hosted by Ekela Kaniaupio-Crozier. This link is to a schedule of numerous online Hawaiʻi programs, including ʻAi Kole.
Listen to mānaleo from across the pae ʻāina share moʻolelo and mele of ʻāina, traditions, history, and much more. These audio interviews, with some transcripts, were conducted by Larry Lindsey Kauanoe Kimura from 1972 to 1988 for the “Ka Leo Hawaiʻi” radio program. Hear dialectal differences, traditional phone greetings, ʻōlelo noʻeau, humor, a ia mea aku, ia mea aku e ulu ai ka hoi. Perform topic/word searches. This collection is part of Ulukau.org. E nenea ka pepeiao i nā leo o ka ʻāina!
In the forest that is our ʻōlelo, these are some of the old growth trees that have created space for others to grow. So if you are a parent who wishes to have their child nurtured by our ʻōlelo or you just want to explore more ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi-centered education choices, reach out to the organizations listed here.
‘Aha Pūnana Leo
Hawaiian immersion preschools
‘Aha Pūnana Leo
The ʻAha Pūnana Leo is a Native Hawaiian nonprofit that was established in 1983 to revitalize the Hawaiian language.
We would love to see more spaces created for people to ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi outside of school and the classroom, so if you are a businessorcommunity organization that wants to host an event or series of events, contact us here. Kanaeokana will back events from chosen businesses with resources, promote the business and events on our social media channels, and drive customers your way as well.
Are you an active, ʻeleu, and experienced ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi speaker?We are hoping to use this platform to put folks like you in contact with folks who feel the strong ʻiʻini to learn and live our ʻōlelo. We’d also love to connect you with the interested businesses and community organizations who want to put on ʻōlelo events so that they can get guidance from the people in the community who are already doing the work.
E holomua kākou!
ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi is modern and mobile! It connects us to our past, present, and future, and we can take it wherever we go!
Feed Me! is a free app available for iOS devices. Ke Ao Nani, and other ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i and cuture-based apps like it, coming soon!
Learn Hawaiian anywhere, anytime!
Join the 600,000 people learning ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i on duolingo
In an effort to share ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i with keiki, kūpuna, and everyone in between, throughout the islands and around the globe, Kanaeokana and Kamehameha Schools have partnered with the language education platform Duolingo to make Hawaiian language accessible to a larger community of people who are eager to learn it. Start learning today, for free!
Hawaiian language captioning for Netflix?
ʻŌleloflix is an ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi lāhui-sourced captioning and dubbing platform. It allows anyone—you— to contribute to Hawaiian language renormalization and learning efforts, and makes enjoying movies in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi a reality! With the click of the button, the ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi captioned and dubbed movies are made available to people who have installed the ʻŌleloflix Chrome Extension and watch movies on popular streaming services such as Netflix, Disney+, and Prime Video.
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