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Hawaiian News: La Kakukahekahe

Malia Melemai Malia Melemai
Puakea Nogelmeier Puakea Nogelmeier

KANEOHE (HawaiiNewsNow) - Hawaiian language is alive and thriving throughout Hawaiʻi. Amy Kalili takes us to a recent celebration of the living language in Kâneʻohe.

Ke ola nei nô ka ʻôlelo ke lohe ʻia ka puana kani holoholona ma ka ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi nô hoʻi.

The language is alive when even animal sounds are mimicked in Hawaiian.

Ua hôʻea ma ʻô aku o ka 100 haumâna me nâ kumu mai nâ kula o Oʻahu mokupuni no kçia hoʻolauleʻa no ka ʻôlelo ma ka ʻôlelo.

There were over 100 students and teachers from various Oʻahu schools at this casual celebration of ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi.

Pono lâkou e ʻike he kaiâulu nui kçia. Inâ aʻo nâ haumâna ma kahi kula hoʻokahi manaʻo lâkou ʻo lâkou wale nô ka pôʻai o ka poʻe hiki ke ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi.

Puakea Nogelmeier

Polopeka, Kawaihuʻelani

It helps for students to see that there is a larger Hawaiian speaking community.

Ua pani ʻia nâ hanana o ka lâ ma ka hoʻokûkû hoʻopaʻanaʻau i pili i ia moʻokaʻao Hawaiʻi, ʻo Hiʻiakaikapoliopele.

The day's activities culminated in a memorization competition centered around the epic, Hiʻiakaikapoliopele.

He ʻike ko nâ haumâna i ka loea o ko kâkou mau kûpuna i ka hoʻopaʻanaʻau a me ka haʻi moʻolelo ʻana.

Malia Melemai

Kumu, Kula Kaiapuni ʻo Ânuenue

The students learn the skills of our kupuna; memorization and story telling.

He lâ piha i nâ ʻano haʻawina waiwai like ʻole a nui pû ka leʻaleʻa.

It was a great day of learning and fun!

He waiwai nui ka malama ʻana in â hanana ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi ma waho o ka papa, no ka mea hiki ke ʻike i ka nui o ke kaiaulu ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi.

ʻAʻole he kûlana haumâna wale nô, he kûlana kânaka. He kuleana koʻu e mâlama i ka ʻôlelo Hawaiʻi ma waho o ke kula.

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ʻÔlelo Hawaiʻi events outside of school are important because the Hawaiian-speaking community is growing.

We all have a kuleana to preserve the Hawaiian Language.

ʻO wau no kçia ʻo Amy Kalili no Sunrise ma Hawaii News Now. Aloha.

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