Hawaiian

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

10.4324/9780203122419.ch21

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Abstract

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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