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!

E kūkulu i ke kahua!

Just getting started?

Not too maʻa to ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi? No problem! Here are some great basic resources to start laying the foundation for your language learning. You’re never too old (or too young) to start!

Ka Leo ‘Ōiwi

A free 13-episode web series

Ka Leo ‘Ōiwi

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi is a free, fun, and engaging 13-episode web series that will take you through basic Hawaiian lessons using mele, cultural practices, and special guests.

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Kulāiwi

A free 24-lesson web series

Kulāiwi

Kulāiwi is a free 24-lesson web series hosted by ʻEkela Kanīʻaupiʻo Crozier that teaches ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi using guest speakers and vignettes of real-life speaking situations.

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Niuolahiki

Self-directed online lessons

Niuolahiki

Niuolahiki provides self-directed and live virtual environments for all age groups developed by ʻAha Pūnana Leo.

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Basic Hawaiian

An online learning system

Basic Hawaiian

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.

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Hālau ‘Ōlelo

An online language school

Hālau ‘Ōlelo

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.

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‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i ‘Oe?

Useful phrases and vocabulary

‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i ‘Oe?

We are creating basic sheets of useful phrases for everyday situations. Whether you‘re out shopping, at work, or find yourself in the classroom, we hope these starter phrases are helpful. Let us know what you’d like to see, and check back often!

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Duolingo

Learn Hawaiian anywhere, anytime

Duolingo

Duolingo is the most popular language-learning platform worldwide, with over 300 million users and the mission of making education free and accessible to everyone. Start learning ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i today!

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‘Ōlelo Online

An online language classroom

‘Ōlelo Online

He wahi kūpono ʻo ʻŌlelo Online no ka poʻe e hoʻomaka ana e aʻo i ka ʻōlelo.

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Lehulehu

A free word game full of fun!

Lehulehu

Lehulehu is an iOS based Hawaiian word game app for up to 25 players at a single time. An Android version coming soon. Play it today, for free!

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Manomano

Build your own flashcards

Manomano

Manomano.io is an iOS Hawaiian dictionary app featuring a Word of the Day, and the ability to build your own flashcards. Get started today!

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E Ho‘opili Mai

Free, online, and fun!

E Ho‘opili mai

E Ho‘opili Mai is an online Hawaiian language resource that provides basic ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i lessons and curriculum that you can use and incorporate into your everyday life. Keiki to kupuna are welcome!

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Kealopiko Mo‘olelo

Resources to practice your Hawaiian language

Kealopiko Mo‘olelo

Kealopiko is providing Hawaiian language content with English translations produced for free, and is organized thematically for your convenience. Check it out!

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Kealaleo

Tuition based learning for beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners

Kealaleo

Kumu Kā‘eo Izon provides instruction in Hawaiian and English without the use of metalanguage with holoholo and mānaleo sessions to complement learning.

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EA E-learning

Tuition based learning for beginning, intermediate, and advanced learners

EA E-learning

Taught by the Hawaiian practitioners and culture-based education experts of Kū-a-kanaka, these courses are designed to help Native Hawaiians to increase their ʻike Hawaiʻi. Get started today!

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‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Mau Loa

Tuition based learning for beginning and intermediate learners

‘Ōlelo Hawai‘i Mau Loa

A Hawaiian language course that teaches the basic structures using visual examples of common daily tasks. Check out the ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi Mau Loa online community.

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Nā Kai ‘Ewalu

Online videos based on the textbook Nā Kai ‘Ewalu

Nā Kai ‘Ewalu

These online lessons by Kumu Ahonui are based on the Hawaiian language textbook Nā Kai ʻEwalu – Book 1 (Chapters 1-10) published by UH-Hilo.

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Ka ‘Alalā

Online podcast

Ka ‘Alalā

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.

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Ka Hale Hoaka

Tuition-based learning for keiki and ʻohana

Ka Hale Hoaka

An online course for your whole family that uses dance, music, and engaging storytelling to pass on timeless Hawaiian wisdom…and have tons of fun while doing it!

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Want to suggest something useful for beginners?

E Leka Uila Mai!

E luʻu iho!

If you are ready for a deeper dive into ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, check out some of these online sources!

Wehewehe

Online Hawaiian dictionaries

wehewehe.org

Searchable Hawaiian Dictionaries, including the Pukui-Elbert, Māmaka Kaiao, the Parkers and Andrews dictionaries, Place Names of Hawaiʻi, and Hawaiian Place Names.

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Kumukahi

Online cultural resources

kumukahi.org

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.

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Ka Leo Hawai‘i

Recordings of native speakers

Ka Leo Hawai‘i

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.

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Nupepa Hawaii

Topical translations of nupepa articles

nupepa-hawaii.com

A blog that features numerous translations of articles from the Hawaiian-language newspapers on a wide variety of topics.

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The Clinton Kanahele Collection

Mānaleo interviews from 1970

The Clinton Kanahele Collection

The Clinton Kanahele Collection features interviews with mānaleo done in 1970, including downloadable audio files and transcripts.

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Avakonohiki

Ancestral visions of ‘āina

avakonohiki.org

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.

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Papakilo Database

A vast searchable database

Papakilo Database

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.

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Keaolama

Summaries of daily news in ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i

Keaolama

Keaolama features a summary of the daily news in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, ending with a pertinent ʻōlelo noʻeau, or proverb.

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ʻĀhaʻi ʻŌlelo Ola

A video library of current events

ʻĀhaʻi ʻŌlelo Ola

ʻĀhaʻi ʻŌlelo Ola: A video library of current events and stories of interest covered ma ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.

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Nupepa

Searchable database of Hawaiian-language newspapers

nupepa.org

Searchable database of Hawaiian-language newspapers from 1834-1948.

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Manomano.io

An online tool for language

manomano.io

A Hawaiian to English dictionary that has a word of the day feature and also allows you to build flashcard decks.

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Ulukau

An online repository of materials

Ulukau

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.

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‘Ai Kole

Online ‘ōlelo Hawai‘i conversations

‘Ai Kole

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.

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Kani‘āina

Audio recordings

Kani‘āina

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!

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Mānaleo in Ka‘iwakīloumoku

Video recordings of Mānaleo

Mānaleo in Ka‘iwakīloumoku

Eight episodes of precious ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi conversations with mānaleo.

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Kauakūkalahale

Editorial columns by Lāiana Wong and friends

Kauakūkalahale

‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi editorial columns by Lāiana Wong and friends published in the Honolulu Star-Advertiser and archived in this website.

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ʻŌleloflix

Crowdsourcing ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi captions for Netflix shows and films

ʻŌleloflix

What if you could watch your favorite Netflix movie or show in ‘ōlelo Hawaiʻi? ‘Ōleloflix allows Netflix subscribers to watch, translate or dub any Netflix offering into Hawaiian.

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Want to suggest something?

E Leka Uila Mai!

E liko a lau a pua a‘e

Creating Lifelong Learners

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.

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Kula Kaiapuni

Hawaiian immersion K-12 schools

Kula Kaiapuni

A listing of the contact information and websites of the Kaiapuni schools administered by the Hawaiʻi State Department of Education.

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Hawaiian-Focused Charters

K-12 Hawaiian-focused charter schools

Hawaiian-Focused Charters

A listing of all public charter schools in the state, including the Hawaiian-focused kula, with links to their websites and a short description of their mission.

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‘Aha Kauleo

A statewide council for nā kula Kaiapuni

‘Aha Kauleo

The ‘Aha Kauleo is a council that meets quarterly throughout the school year to address specific issues relating to Kaiapuni schools and Hawaiian education.

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Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani

College of Hawaiian Language at UH Hilo

Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani

Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani is the Hawaiian-language program at UH-Hilo. Their website includes the degrees they offer, their course descriptions, and other language resources.

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Kawaihuelani

Center for Hawaiian language at UH Mānoa

Kawaihuelani

Kawaihuelani is the Center for Hawaiian Language at UH-Mānoa. Their website lists the degrees they offer, the courses taught there, and projects and publications that they are involved with.

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Want to suggest something?

E Leka Uila Mai!

E hui pū!

Let’s Get Together!

We would love to see more spaces created for people to ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi outside of school and the classroom, so if you are a business or community 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.

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Potential Vendors

Are you a vendor, business, or hui that wants to get in on the action? Download the vendor starter kit and see how it works!

Customer Cheat Sheets

Donʻt know where to start? No worries beef curries, we got you covered with this cheat sheet and a bunch of others for work and in the classroom.

Write Your Checks in Hawaiian

Want to write your checks in Hawaiian? Check out this handy resource provided by ‘Aha Punana Leo.

Inā kākou!

Let’s Go!

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.

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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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