Hawaiian Language Books and Information
How to Understand Some Basic Hawaiian
Here are some key Hawaiian words and phrases that you should know before you visit Hawaii.
ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi - The Hawaiian Language
We explore the origins of the spoken and written language and its development up to its present day renaissance.
The definitive dictionary of the Hawaiian language, edited by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert and published by the University of Hawaii Press. You can learn more about the dictionary and order it directly from this link.
Place Names of Hawaii
Mary Kawena Pukui's book is a perfect companion to her Hawaiian Language Dictionary.
Hawaiʻi Place Names: Shores, Beaches, and Surf Sites
A great resource for understanding the names of most of the places that you'll visit on your trip to Hawaii.
Hawaiian Names - English Names
A really interesting and useful book that will help you with the meaning of many Hawaiian names when you visit the islands. You can find out more and order the book directly from this link.
Instant Immersion Hawaiian
This eight audio CD deluxe edition aims to teach you to converse in Hawaiian quickly so that you will be able to say and understand some basic Hawaiian when you visit the islands.
The Coconut Boyz Hawaiian Word of the Week
For those who want to learn their Hawaiian one word at a time in a fun setting.
Find Your Hawaiian Name
Just enter your English name and find the Hawaiian equivalent. Brought to you by the Coconut Boyz.
The Hawaiian chant of creation, the Kumulipo, is now available on the net in its original Hawaiian.
Mary Kawena Pukui's Hawaiian Proverbs and Poetical Sayings
Voyaging proverbs from the Polynesian Voyaging Society website.
The Coconut Boyz Hawaiian Dictionary
This on-line dictionary contains close to 5,000 Hawaiian-English and English-Hawaiian words.
Sophia Schweitzer of Coffee Times writes a very interesting introductory piece to the study of the Hawaiian language.
'0lelo No'eau - Proverbs of Hawaii
Hawaiian proverbs which have been preserved and handed down from generation to generation through Hawaii's oral tradition. The sayings were gathered by Mary Kawena Pukui and can be found in '0lelo No'eau, Bishop Museum Press.
Travlangs English-Hawaiian Dictionary
At this you not only get the translations but you can download a sound file to hear how the word or phrase is pronounced.
University of Hawaii at Manoa - Hawaiian Language Homepage
For information on the Hawaiian language programs available. Click on the red boxes to move to other pages.
University of Hawaii Press
University of Hawai`i Press is recognized as a leading publisher of books and journals in Asian, Asian American, and Pacific Studies.