A Native American Language Official for a State

Authored by: William H. Wilson

Handbook of Heritage, Community, and Native American Languages in the United States

Print publication date:  January  2014
Online publication date:  January  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415520669
eBook ISBN: 9780203122419
Adobe ISBN: 9781136332494


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Hawaiian, the language explored in this chapter, is the traditional language of the indigenous Polynesian people of Hawai‘i—the “Hawaiians,” also called “Native Hawaiians.” It is also the official language of a state, the only state that has an official language in addition to English.

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