Category Archives: Hawaiian Language

Ever Considered Christmas In Hawaii?

Mele Kalikimaka is the traditional Hawaiian greeting of Merry Christmas. Native Hawaiians had some difficulty with their pronunciation of the English version (Merry Christmas) so interestingly Mele Kalikimaka is spoken about with delight every December in Hawaii, accompanied by popular Christmas carols and an original blend of Hawaiian style Christmas decorations. Santa is frequently spotted in…
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The Fun of Learning the Hawaiian Language

The Hawaiian language is an Austronesian (or Polynesian) language that is the ancestral tongue of the Hawaiian Islands, which lie in the Pacific Ocean. The Hawaiian language is the official language of the State of Hawaii. There is one Hawaiian Island, Niihau, where the Hawaiian language is still predominantly spoken. Thousands of people travel to…
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The Dictionary Is Wrong: Meaning of Aloha

Have you ever looked up a word in the dictionary to get it's meaning? Do you think you know the meaning of the word Aloha? Usually when you're unsure of the meaning of a word you go to the dictionary. But this time Merriam-Webster has it wrong. They only show one definition of "aloha": Sure…
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Hawaii’s Culture: Full of Aloha

Do you love Hawaii and it's culture? (who doesn't?????) There are many pieces of what encompasses Hawaii's culture. Read on to learn about our favorites and share yours in the comments below. Hawaii is a tropical paradise which has more than its share of beautiful beaches, sensational sunsets, looming waterfalls and reefs teeming with vibrant…
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