Hawaiian language taught to Chinese and other news from Kaneohe side, 1869.

[Found under: “NU HOU KULOKO: Oahu.”]

Pertaining to Kaneohe and neighboring lands.—Because we heard that we can announce. The interior of the church of Kaneohe has been refurbished through the patience and tirelessness of the new kahu of the church, in stepping in and working.

—A Chinese school has been started there through the leadership of Iosia Meemanu. Three nights of the week of school are set aside, one school hour per night. On this past 5th of April is when it began, and it continues until today. They are being taught starting with the first words of Hawaiian language. They have been seen going to pray and to Sunday School.

—The parents and children of Kailua are being trained in singing under the instruction of Iosepa Kaaia, three days of instruction per week, for a pittance of a fee per week, a tiny eighth of a dollar [he hapawalu liilii hamani wale no]. There seems to be in the country in Kailua some “singing shells” that sweetly trill in the buds of the ginger flowers.

—In the district of Kailua, rice is heavily grown by the Chinese named Aoi. What about the Hawaiians? Are they planting a lot of the food of the Chinese and leaving behind the planting of kalo? Don’t forsake the food of ours.

(Kuokoa, 5/8/1869, p. 3)


Ka Nupepa Kuokoa, Buke VIII, Helu 19, Aoao 3. Mei 8, 1869.

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