NPR logo

Hawaiian Language

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1144169/144169" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">
Hawaiian Language

Hawaiian Language

Hawaiian Language

  • Download
  • <iframe src="https://www.npr.org/player/embed/1144169/144169" width="100%" height="290" frameborder="0" scrolling="no" title="NPR embedded audio player">

Marcie Sillman from member station KUOW reports on the teaching of Hawaii's native language on the Hawaiian Islands. It is a practice that was banned for almost a century. Some Hawaiians say the language serves as a link to their Polynesian history.

We no longer support commenting on NPR.org stories, but you can find us every day on Facebook, Twitter, email, and many other platforms. Learn more or contact us.