Popular language-learning app Duolingo prepares to roll out Hawaiian

Updated: Jul. 6, 2018 at 1:12 PM HST
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HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - The free language-learning app Duolingo is preparing to add Hawaiian to its library of courses, the company announced in a tweet on Thursday.

"Not long ago, the Hawaiian language almost died out. Now there's a rising number of speakers of this endangered language, and we look forward to bringing it to millions on Duolingo," reads the tweet, which also included a link to sign up for notifications when the course becomes available.

The app uses flash card-styled games to teach users basic vocabulary and sentence structure for at least 28 different languages, including Spanish, German, Mandarin Chinese and Arabic.

More than 200 million people have downloaded the Duolingo app and are registered with the company, according to the Duolingo website.

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