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How about Hawaiian?

Now, I know that DuoLingo gets a ton of these language requests and I know people will tell me to look at the incubator, but this idea of Hawaiian came to me while talking to one of my friends. I was sharing with a friend how I thought that it would be very beneficial for the world if everybody knew at least two languages, his reply was that everywhere else should learn English because he is one of those "America is the best and everything should revolve around us" characters. Out of the blue I asked him "What about Hawaiian?" I told him that Hawaiian has a pretty small user base and many people are scared that it would go extinct and I explained to him that if it were to go extinct a part of American culture would go extinct as well. To that, he said that he would actually learn it if it were to be offered on DuoLingo!

4 years ago

7 Comments


https://www.duolingo.com/jakebob38

I would also really like to see Hawaiian on Duolingo. The biggest problem would be finding contributors.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/ecoirie

If you want to find contributors, contact the University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Hawaiian Knowledge: http://manoa.hawaii.edu/hshk/ .

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AmorinMorin

Agreed! And the alphabet is very simple. It is such a beautiful language! Imagine the good it could do for the state of Hawaii.

3 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/AlmostExMonoglot

Based on my limited knowledge of Hawaii, I'm sure most Hawaiian speakers are also English speakers. Therefore it shouldn't be too hard to find willing contributors for the incubator.

Hawaiian would be one language where I would expect that they'd do the English to Hawaiian course first.

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/DeltinPhox

Yes many of them do, because their state government was worried that it would go extinct so they set up a plethora of immersion school systems so that the new generation of Hawaiians would be fluent in both languages :)

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/SteveLando
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Yes, hawaiian and other polynesian languages we could hope to see here in the future. English has never been, and will never be, a global language, the world has always been, and will always be, a multilingual place, people who think otherwise are just pure ignorant. You could inform your friend that there are a lot of native languages in the US that he could learn, and other, besides english, big languages, like spanish (which he could learn already now on Duolingo).

4 years ago

https://www.duolingo.com/Fimatic

I had actually been thinking about this too. I've always been fascinated in learning Hawaiian, but I think that finding contributors would be the hardest part.

3 years ago