Hawaiian language was even the official language of the Territory? 1903.

Hawaiian the Official Language

HONOLULU, April 9.—(By Pacific cable.) The legislature has passed, over Governor Dole’s veto, a joint resolution making the Hawaiian language the official language of the territory, as well as English.

(Los Angeles Herald, 4/10/1903, p. 2)

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Los Angeles Herald, Volume XXX, Number 185, Page 2. April 10, 1903.

Newspapers can’t survive on just aloha, 1918.

Mrs. Becky Wilkinson of Kahului paid for the life of her Hoku, all the way until May 1919. This is tremendous confidence for which we give our greatest aloha. Who else will follow this good Mother of the rising and falling seas of Kahului.

[The last Hawaiian language newspaper, Ka Hoku o Hawaii, will decrease to a two page format from 5/6/1942 and prints its final issue in 1948.]

(Hoku o Hawaii, 1/24/1918, p. 2)

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Ka Hoku o Hawaii, Buke 12, Helu 35, Aoao 2. Ianari 24, 1918.