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What Language do Hawaiians Speak?
The Aloha State
Hawaii became a state August 21, 1959. It is the only state in the United States that is not part of the mainland. It is made of islands out in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. It is a popular and famous tourist spot with beautiful scenery. Hawaiian plantations produce about a sixth of the world's supply of pineapples.
awaii is world famous for its beauty and tropical climate. It has deep blue seas, brilliantly colored flowers, graceful palm trees, and plunging waterfalls. These attractions provide some of the best scenery in the United States.
Hawaii has many colorful ways of life. When vacationers arrive, the people often give them leis. (Wreaths of flowers). The visitors can enjoy feasts, folk dancing, parades, and many other special events.
The hula has become a symbol of Hawaii. Hula dancers sway their hips and wave their arms gracefully to the sweet tones of Hawaiian steel guitars.
he people of Hawaii wear loose, brightly colored clothing. Many Hawaiian fashions spread throughout the United States. For example, the Hawaiian muumuu became fashionable during the 1950's. A muumuu is a loose floor length dress that was introduced in Hawaii by missionaries that objected to short skirts. The holomuu is a fitted version of the muumuu. On formal occasions, women wear the holoku, a holomuu with a train. Another Hawaiian fashion that has become wide-spread is the aloha shirt, a sport shirt with brightly colored tropical designs.
How To Speak The Hawaiian Language
This Got Messed Up and Ran Together, I Will Fix it Soon
ai-eat mahimahi-a delicious fish
akamai-wise, clever maikai-good, handsome, useful
ala-path, road makai-at or toward the sea
aloha-greetings, welcome, farewell malihini-newcomer
hale-house mauka-toward the mountains
haole-foreigner mele-song, chant
heiau-pre-Christian place of worship moana-ocean
hele mai-come here moopuna-grandchild
kamaaina-long resident of Hawaii pau-finished, done
kane-man pehea oe-How are you?
kaukau-food poi-food made of taro
ko-sugar cane puka-hole
kokua-help, cooperation punee-couch
lani-sky, heavenly pupule-crazy
luau-feast wai-fresh water
Photos and Clip Art: PD. Hawaiin Girls: Jack2205 Photos.