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O Haloa, Ka Hawaii Mua Loa

By William H. Wilson

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Book Id: WPLBN0002096796
Format Type: Default
File Size: 2 MB
Reproduction Date: 1988

Title: O Haloa, Ka Hawaii Mua Loa  
Author: William H. Wilson
Volume:
Language: Hawaiian
Subject: Non Fiction, General Works (Periodicals, Series, idexes, Almanacs, etc.), Hawaiian Stories
Collection: Authors Community
Subcollection: Folklore
Historic
Publication Date:
1988
Publisher: 'Aha Punana Leo
Member Page: Hale Kuamoʻo Hawaiian Language Center

Description
The internationally known Aha Punana Leo, Inc. is a non-profit organization which was established in 1983 to revitalize the nearly extinct Hawaiian language and establish schools taught entirely through that language. The following year, the organization founded the first Punana Leo school which was also the first Native American language immersion school in the United States. After the Punana Leo families changed an 1896 law banning Hawaiian language schools, the Punana Leo method of education, along with the first graduates of the program, were taken into the public schools. With strong support from the Aha Punana Leo, that state government program has expanded to the twelfth grade. Presently there are eleven Punana Leo preschools that graduate students and provide growth for such government Hawaiian language schools. The Aha Punana Leo has also initiated two Hawaiian language medium laboratory schools which it runs in cooperation with the Hawaii State Department of Education and the Ka Haka Ula O Keelikolani College of Hawaiian Language of the University of Hawaii at Hilo. Additional operations include production and distribution of curriculum materials, a post-secondary scholarship program, and other support activities to assist in the revitalization of the Hawaiian language and Hawaiian language education.

Excerpt
O Wakea, o ia hoi ka makuakane o na mokupuni o Hawaii nei, o ia ke kane. O Hoohokukalani ka wahine. Hapai o Hoohokukalani a nui aela kona opu. O kana pepe mua ana keia, o ia hoi kana hiapo. Hanau o Hoohokukalani. He pepe eepa kana; he keiki alualu. Olelo ia o ia e kanu i ia pepe ma ka aoao hikina o ka hale, o ia hoi ma ka aoao e pii mai ai ka la i ke kakahiaka.

 

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