“I am so very

excited to have begun learning Hawaiian Language. I am part Hawaiian so this is a deeply satisfying personal goal of mine, being of Hawaiian ancestry and a young adult living in Hawaiʻi during the 21st century, when everything here in Hawaiʻi is very much so Westernized, and as we speak, the times are continuing to change with the latest inventions in technology, such as the internet and computers, it’s nice to be able to have access and learn with all these new tools. And it’s also nice to see that the Hawaiian language is “Keeping up with the Joneses.” From my mokuna and haʻawina I am still very intrigued at how specific the rules of Hawaiian Language are and how actually complex they can be, and all of this to me is a natural indicator that our ancestors and kūpuna were greatly, greatly akamai in preserving and constructing a language all their own, that is still so very alive today! ʻĀ ʻoia! E ola ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi!” -Mona O., Hilo, HI., Niuolahiki self-directed Student

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