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Speaking of language—and halahu and halahi, 2015.

I thought I would ask once again for people to maybe take some time to add corrections to misinterpretations that I make in these posts. I know for a fact that there are a lot of times that I may think that something is being said, but it actually is not. 37 more words

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Anyone know who Laulani Koki is? 1890.


Hanohano Hanalei i ka ua nui
He pakika i ka limu o Manuakepa
Anu hewa i ka wai o Lumahai… 456 more words

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Lady Jane Franklin in Hawaii nei, 1861.

A Memento of Hawaii.—We strolled into Mr. Lafrenz’s cabinet shop a day or two since, to see some specimens of domestic cabinet ware, recently made by him. 228 more words

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Walking around Honolulu, 1853.


Oftentimes it is difficult to picture what places looked like and where they were situated. This paper appearing in Thrum’s Hawaiian Almanac and Annual for 1898 by Warren Goodale and supplemented by Thomas G. 86 more words

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Leleiohoku's birthday, 1868.

A Birthday Feast.—At 3 o’clock on this past Friday, a birthday party was held at Kaakopua, the home of the Royal Governess of the big island, to celebrate the day of birth of her hanai, the one who is named after the day of the funeral of the departed King Kamehameha III, that is… 143 more words

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First issue of "Ka Lahui Hawaii," 1899.

Here is an image of the first page of the first issue of a daily paper called Ka Lahui Hawaii (1/28/1899). It was printed in Honolulu, and its editor was Charles L. 64 more words

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