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Basic Hawaiian

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About Basic Hawaiian

Basic Hawaiian was developed by a dynamic, highly creative team made up of Hawaiian language and culture experts, web programmers and designers, digital storytellers and photographers under the leadership of award-winning educator and Hawaiian language and culture expert Dr. Kū Kahakalau.

The initial development of Basic Hawaiian was funded through a three-year Hawaiian language revitalization grant from the Administration for Native Americans (ANA) to INPEACE, a for impact organization, headquartered in Kapolei, Oʻahu, with a mission “to improve the quality of life for Native Hawaiians through community partnerships that provide educational opportunities and promote self-sufficiency.”

After completion of the grant, Basic Hawaiian was purchased by Kū-A-Kanaka, a Native Hawaiian social enterprise located on Hawai'i Island, with a commitment to revitalize and normalize the use of Hawaiian among Native Hawaiians.

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Learn with Aunty Aloha

See whatʻs included

  • Over 250 vocabulary

  • Mele, oli and ʻōlelo noʻeau (including audio and video examples, translations and background information)

  • Offline ʻohana activities

  • Hawaiian culture and values intertwined in all lessons

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Group Registration



• Each HUI must have at least 25 members.

• Each HUI is responsible to pay the full cost for each group member, as determined by
group size.

• In order to be treated as a HUI, you must select one of the group members as the HUI Representative. This representative will be the primary point of contact between the HUI and Basic Hawaiian staff, as well as the person responsible for group payment.

• Hui Representative must be registered for Basic Hawaiian.




If you meet all the criteria please fill out the form below

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Schools, organizations, either for- or not-for-profit, or any other group with 25 individuals or more, can register for Basic Hawaiian as a HUI (group). This reduces the cost of the program per person, depending on the size of your HUI.

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Learn More

Basic Hawaiian is a product of Kū-A-Kanaka LLC.

To learn more about Kū-A-Kanaka visit our website

Contact Us for any questions or inquiries


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