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Early Hawaiian literature now in libraries around the world

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HONOLULU (AP) - Early Hawaiian literature can now be found in libraries around the world thanks to a nonprofit literature project aimed at increasing access to Hawaiian culture.

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reports that the Awaiaulu Hawaiian Literature Project has distributed about 200 sets of "The Epic Tale of Hiiakaikapoliopele" as a dual language book in an effort to raise awareness of indigenous literary tradition. The books are now available at libraries, universities and national collections in every state and on every continent.

The Awaiaulu publication is drawn from a yearlong, six-days-a-week serial that ran in the Hawaiian-language newspaper Ka Nai Aupuni from 1905 to 1906.

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