Things were looking grim for Hawaiian language, 1906.

Do Not Forsake Your Mother Tongue

The native language of a people, like the Hawaiian Language for the Hawaiian lahui, is called the mother tongue of the Hawaiians. From what we know, how many Hawaiian youths educated in our High Schools and outside as well are truly well-supplied in knowledge and are skilled in the mother tongue of their land of birth?

We see these days that are going by, the children are grasping English, while they really have no desire to seek out the native tongue of their land of birth. It is very clear that because the Hawaiian language government schools have been put to an end, the large water sources [poo wai] that fed into all the water ditches [auwai] of knowledge in that language for the youth of Hawaii nei have closed up.  Continue reading

Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen, in the Hawaiian Language, 1898.

Hawaii’s Story by Hawaii’s Queen

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WE WILL SATISFY.

Because we are constantly asked by our readers to print the story which our Queen wrote in Washington and that was just published in Boston, therefore, we are spreading the news to our readership that we will translate and print the story in the columns of the newspapers the daily and weekly Ke Aloha Aina, on the first week of this coming month for the benefit of our readers. Therefore, do take up Ke Aloha Aina so that you can see the one story written by Queen Liliuokalani and published in foreign lands, with statements full of sentiment and aloha dealing with Her overthrow. Aloha for Her.

(Aloha Aina, 3/19/1898, p. 5)

E HOOKO AKU ANA MAKOU. Ke Aloha Aina, Buke IV, Helu 12, Aoao 5. Maraki 19, 1898.

Here, by the way, is what the heading of that running column looked like:

HAWAIIAN HISTORY

WRITTEN BY

Queen Liliuokalani,

in Washington.

Published…

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