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What's your reason to learn Hawaiian?

December 31, 2018



  • For my interest.
  • I'm inspired by the Disney movie Lilo and Stitch, which contains some Hawaiian language.
  • My country is USA.
  • To be connected with Hawaiians in case I meet one of them someday.
January 1, 2019


I have raced outrigger canoes for over a decade (Wa'a/Va'a/Waka ama as they are known). Over the course of the years, I've fallen in love with the Hawaiian culture as well as other Polynesian cultures. So for this Haole, learning the language is one way I can pay may respects to a culture I hold so dear.

January 6, 2019


It's such a pretty language! I don't want to see it die so I figured even if one person learns it, it'll make a difference

January 18, 2019


It's just an interesting language!

December 31, 2018


I enjoy learning Latin-based languages predominantly, but non-Latin based ones always throw me through a loop so it's very interesting!

January 1, 2019


Reconnect with my home

January 1, 2019


I'm a haumana of hula, so it's nice to learn what the words of our oli and mele mean. :)

January 7, 2019


It's a lovely language!

January 8, 2019


I'm learning Hawaiian slack key guitar, and want to be able to understand the mele.

January 10, 2019


I'm moving to Kauai soon so I wanted to learn the language.

January 25, 2019


so they no think im one haole :')

January 8, 2019


Dey gon figa out dat you one haole soona or lata

January 17, 2019


I'm thinking of moving back to hawaii and pursuing a hawaiian history or language major

February 11, 2019


I love Hawaiian BBQ and I have Filipino friends that live on the Islands.

February 15, 2019


To be honest I have two reasons. One is that it is a interesting language different from the ones I know. Also, one of my favorite movies is Lilo and Stitch.

February 28, 2019


The language seems fascinating. I'm interested in the complex phonology and figuring out what makes this language uniquely Polynesian. Please correct me if I'm wrong :)

March 26, 2019


I'm NZ Māori and fluent in my language, the Hawaiian language is very similar so it's easy to learn. I've always wanted to learn the language aswell.

June 14, 2019


Oh, maybe you could apply for the Maori course?

September 9, 2019
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