Hawaiian Language: Start Here
Nā Puke Wehewehe (Dictionaries)
Nā puke a me nā atikala e pili ana i ka ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Books about Hawaiian)
Here's a selection of books that discuss the history of ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, whether in a single chapter or in its entirety.
Nā Puke ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian Language Books)
A selection of books in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi
Note: This is not a comprehensive list of all books the UHMC Library has in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi.
Click here to see a full list of introductory level ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi books authored by Noʻeau Warner.
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The following are eBooks available online for free.
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Bilingual Stories in both Hawaiian and English that are available online in streaming video format.
Ke Kiʻowai Honokawailani
A story that comes from the ʻEwa district of Oʻahu about a young girl who is lured to a mysterious pond. Her parents who are desperate to have find here soon realize that their daughter may never be able to return home. The video is recalled by Ke kula Kaiapuni ʻo Waiau students and the illustrations were done by fourth-grade students of the same campus during the ʻ08-ʻ09 school year. The moʻolelo was shared through Kupuna Sarah Keliʻiolena Lum Chee Konia Nākoa.
Mohala Mai ʻo Hau
Hau, the youngest amongst her sisters, struggles to find her place amongst the beauty and talents of Niu, Pūhala, and Lehua. In Hau's eyes it is easy to see that her older sisters have a lot to offer while it feels like Hau has no gifts to share. However, through the guidance of her kupuna, Hau begins to tap into her own skills and gains confidence in her abilities.
No ka ʻĪlio Moʻo
A moʻolelo set in Koʻolau. Two farmers are requested by the mōʻīwahine Kaʻahumanu to provide dishes like poi lehua to her. On their way to deliver food to the mōʻī wahine, they encounter a strange surprise that puts their travels to a halt.
No ke Kumu Ulu
A moʻolelo of the akua Kū and his life as a regular human and not as a god. Kū lives as a man with his family and farms kalo for a long time. But when famine strikes the land, Kū has a solution that only he can do. Listen to the moʻolelo of Kū's sacrifice and how he becomes Hawaiʻi's first ʻulu tree and saves his people.
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Ka Tuitui Malamalama
Episode 1: Hoolauna Episode 1 begins with traditional Niihau himeni and pule to open the podcast. Ipo and Pualei share their childhood stories. Key words and phrases: uhane, wā keiki, etc.
General Overview: Tuitui Malamalama is a new collaborative podcast series presented by Kawaihuelani, Department of Hawaiian Language at Hawaiʻinuiākea, Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA) and Kanaeokana, the network of kula Hawaiʻi.Tuitui Malamalama is focused on capturing the range of human experiences as expressed through the eyes and language of the people of Niihau. The podcasts are led by its host, Dr. Ipolani Wong, Associate Professor at Kawaihuelani. Series 1- Introductions & Social-Emotional Learning - The inaugural series of Tuitui Malamalama weaves together five short stories shared by Ipo and Pualei along with studio guests Makana Garma and Hinaleimoana Wong-Kalu. The range of human experiences are discussed in these five podcasts that touch upon the social-emotional aspects of life on Niihau covering such topics as spirituality, child rearing, grief and loss, celebration, and caring for elders.
ʻOhina Mānaleo (Collections with recordings of native speakers)
Nā Wikiō (Videos)
ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi and the Role of Language in Daily Life Panel