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    Essay On Hawaii Language

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    E ola ka ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi Hawaiian Language should be a mandatory class for students in Hawaii. Students should take a Hawaiian language course in high school to gain knowledge about the first language spoken in Hawaii. Being that this is Hawaii and that it was the first language here, everyone should have some knowledge of the traits of their homeland. There have been many improvements made to better the language. It should be mandatory to keep our native language alive, gain some perspective of the language and the history, and Hawaii residents should know how to speak their native tongue. In the year 1898 after the annexation in 1893 Hawaiian language was banned from being spoken in school, in your household, and within the entire government. With the way history was for our ancestors why would we want to repeat it. With students having to take a Hawaiian class gives them the opportunity to truly see the worth of the language, the struggle and the fight that our kupuna fought to be able to ʻōlelo Hawai’i. Within the eight islands in the island chain there are only about a thousand native Hawaiian language speakers. The majority of these fluent Hawaiian language speakers live on the island of Niʻihau where it is still so strong. Today, it is an option to take Hawaiian language classes at school if the course if offered at the school. If only it were a core class where you need to get credit for it to graduate, then things would change for Hawai’i as a state and…

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    Hawaii…The state of aloha which symbolizes peace and harmony in Hawaii. Hawaii is known for its beautiful beaches, hula dancers, luau festivals, surfing, and snorkeling as it is famous for a vacation spot globally. However, one Hawaiian woman thinks that corporate tourism demolishes her homeland, Hawaii, culturally, economically, and politically. In Haunani Kay Trask’s article, “Lovely Hula Hands” (published in from A Native Daughter by the University of Hawaii Press, 1998), the author employs…

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    Pacific Islanders throughout history, as a whole, have gone through so much change that making comparisons to others are almost unattainable. There are a plethora of changes that range from far and wide; language, environmental, mental, and physical. A major change was literature in itself. Prior to western influence, literature was never around for most of the stories and song were done orally. For most people change in the end may be beneficial, but often times bring conflict and hardships,…

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    Hawaiian Culture Essay

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    For Native Hawaiians the entire universe and all things in it, including spirits, were natural. The land of the Hawaiian people had an abundant amount of natural resources to create materials and food to survive. The bones of their ancestral spirits were buried deep into the ground that generated food and possessed the spiritual energy to sustain families. Herb Kawainui Kane, an author and artist-historian with special interest in Hawai 'i and the South Pacific, states “Aumakua (Ancestral…

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    Essay On Hawaiian Mele

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    Historical Backgrounds In Mele Hawaii is considered one of the most beautiful places on Earth. There are millions of people that visit every year because of its’ magnificent beauty of nature. This can be seen in Hawaiian mele where they talk about the beauty of nature in poems or songs. When looking broadly, it may seem that Hawaiian mele portrays Hawaii as a beautiful. However, when looking closely and narrowly, one can find that there is a hidden and deeper meaning inside the mele. By reading…

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    home to people of pure Hawaiian ancestry. The island's name is Niihau but it is nicknamed the Forbidden Island. Niihau is 18 miles from the island of Kauai. It has been owned by one family since 1864. Elizabeth McHutchison Sinclair bought the island, and some parts of Kauai from King Kamehameha V in 1864 for $10,000 in gold, and she promised to keep its traditional Hawaiian culture and language. Her descendants, have continued to keep and honor that promise. In 1915 Elizabeth McHutchison…

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    Hawaii Essay

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    Surrounded by the Pacific Ocean about 2,400 miles southwest of the Continental United States, Hawaii is the state that is not part of the North American continent. Composed of many islands, cover about 6,459 square miles, Hawaii is ranked as the 47th largest of the 50 states of America. It’s also known as one of the most famous tourist place of the U.S. There are total of eight main islands: Hawaii, Maui, Kahoolawe, Molokai, Lanai, Oahu, Kauai, and Niihau. Covered by the total area of 4,038…

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    matter if they were American citizens or where their loyalties lay they still had to be relocated (Roosevelt, 1942). The government justified interning the Japanese-Americans because of the Niihau incident which helped make the decision in signing the Executive Order 9066. They feared espionage or sabotage within the United States borders, so to the government they were entirely justified. Another reason they think that interning the Japanese-Americans is because even though they were being…

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    Have you ever been to Hawaii? Have you ever been to France? Would you rather go to Hawaii or go to France? Hawaii and France are very different but they are similar in many ways as well. For example Hawaii and France are different because Hawaii is a state but France is a country. They are similar because their both one of the most popular places to visit. Hawaii is made up of 8 islands: Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Kahoolawe, Niihau, and the Hawaiian island. Hawaii is famous for its…

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    Aloha Essay

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    world to visit the Hawaiian Islands. Tourists travel here in order to enjoy the relaxing atmosphere and experience the diverse culture and beautiful nature. Hawaii is a unique state that has an enormous amount of diversity from its culture and people to its history and its path to becoming part of the United States. This state’s history and culture is very diverse and it would be interesting to inquire about how mental illness is perceived and treated culturally in comparison to medically by…

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