What the Bible did for the Hawaiian Language

Kahu Kaupu knows well the dual value of this study. He was born one of sixteen children on Moloka‘i; his father was a public school teacher. At home his parents spoke to each other and his elder siblings in Hawaiian, but by the time David himself entered the public school system in the 1930s, English had been the mandated language of instruction in public schools for nearly four decades…



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