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Hawaiian Language Dictionaries

Search Online Hawaiian Dictionaries via Ulukau
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Hawaiian Dictionary - Mary Kawena Pukui; Samuel H. Elbert
Call Number: PL6446 .P795 1986 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)

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Mamaka Kaiao: a modern Hawaiian vocabulary - Komike Hua'olelo
Call Number: PL6446 .M36 2003 (Hawaiian Reference-behind circulation desk)

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Illustrated Hawaiian Dictionary - Kahikahealani Wight; Robin Yoko Racoma (Illustrator)
Call Number: PL6446 .W54 2005 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)

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Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language
Call Number: PL6446 .A57 2003 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)

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Treasury of Hawaiian Words in One Hundred and One Categories - Harold W. Kent
Call Number: PL6446 .K46 1993 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)

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A Dictionary of Hawaiian Legal Land-Terms - Paul F. Nahoa Lucas
Call Number: KFH126.A68 D53 1995 (Hawaiian Reference-behind circulation desk)

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Ke ao nani : he puke huaʻōlelo 1000
Call Number: PL6446 .H68 2012
Teaches Hawaiian words for everyday things through word and picture association.

Additional Resources


Reference Books

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Hawaiian Language Imprints, 1822-1899: a bibliography
Call Number: Z7112.H38 J84 (Hawaiian Reference-request at Circulation Desk)
A bibliography of titles published in Hawaiian from 1822-1899

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The Hawaiian Newspapers - Esther Moʻokini
Call Number: Z6953.5.H3 M66 1974 (Hawaiian Collection)
Also available online

Hawaiian Language Fonts & Keyboards

Click on "Macintosh" or "Windows" links to read more about the fonts, keyboards, and other resources that are available for download from Kualono.


Textbooks @ KCC

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Ka Lei Ha'aheo - Alberta P. Hopkins
Call Number: PL6445 .H66 1992 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)
A copy for Japanese speakers can be found in the JAPAN COLLECTION. Call #: PL6445 .H6616 1997

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Hawaiian Language Fundamentals - Hokulani Cleeland
Call Number: PL6443 .C54 2006 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)

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Hawaiian Grammar - Samuel H. Elbert; Mary Kawena Pukui
Call Number: PL6443 .E37 2001 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)

Conversational Hawaiian - Samuel H. Elbert [and] Samuel A. Keala
Call Number: PL6445 E4 1965 (Hawaiian Reference-behind circulation desk)

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Spoken Hawaiian - Samuel H. Elbert
Call Number: PL6443 E4 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)

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Learn Hawaiian at Home - Kahikahealani Wight
Call Number: PL6443 .W544 2005 (Hawaiian Reference-behind circulation desk)

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The Voices of Eden: a History of Hawaiian Language Studies - Albert J. Schutz
Call Number: PL6441 .S38 1994 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)

Mānaleo (Television Program)

A selection of streaming episodes of Mānaleo, a television program featuring native speakers.

Login with  UH user ID required; Quicktime required to view, free download at

To find similiar videos, search MANALEO VIDEORECORDING in the library catalog.


Books in Hawaiian @ KCC

Hawaiian Language ebooks via

The following are just a selection of what is available.  Also browse Hawaiian language picture books in the PL 6445 section of the Hawai'i & Pacific Collection. 

Use these search terms in Hawaii Voyager to locate more materials:


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Folktales of Hawaii = He Mau Kaʻao Hawaiʻi - Mary Kawena Pukui (Compiled by)
Call Number: GR110.H38 P85 1995 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)
Hawaiian and English.

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Ka Mooolelo Hawaii - Sheldon Dibble
Call Number: DU625 .K36 2005 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)
"Ka Mooolelo Hawaii, printed in 1838, is the first book credited to Native Hawaiian writers, the first history of the islands published in the Hawaiian language, and the first concentrated effort to commit Hawaiian oral traditions to paper."

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Ka ʻOihana Lawaia = Hawaiian Fishing Traditions - A. David Kahaulelio; Puakea Nogelmeier
Call Number: SH319.H3 K34 2006 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)
Hawaiian and English.

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Keaomelemele - Moses Manu (Translator); Mary Kawena Pukui (Translator); Puakea Nogelmeier (Editor)
Call Number: GR110.H38 K43 2002 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)
Hawaiian and English.

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Kepelino's Traditions of Hawaii - Martha Beckwith (Editor)
Call Number: GN671.H3 K46 2007 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)
Hawaiian and English.

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Kohala Kuamoʻo: Naʻeole's Race to Save a King - Kekaulelenaeole A. Kawaiae; Aaron A Kawaiae (Illustrator)
Call Number: PZ7.K393 Koh 2010 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)
Hawaiian and English.

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The O'ahu Exploits of Kamapua'a, the Hawaiian Pig-God - Collette L. Akana-Gooch (Editor and Translator)
Call Number: BL2620.H3 O34 2004 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)
A translation of the Oʻahu section of a legend which was published serially in the Hawaiian language newspaper Ka leo o ka lahui from June 22 to September 28, 1891.
Hawaiian text and English translation.

Ka hoʻoilina: puke pai ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi = The legacy : journal of Hawaiian language sources
Call Number: PL6448.A1 H6 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)
The first bilingual journal to make archival Hawaiian language materials accessible to the general public

Ka hoʻokahuli aupuni kaulana o 1893 : kaua kūloko ma Honolulu, Ianuari 7, 1895 = The famous overthrow of 1893 : civil war in Honolulu, January 7, 1895
Call Number: DU627.2 .H66 2000 (Hawaiian Collection-1st floor)
Facsimile reprint with new introduction. First published by Papapai Mahu Press Pub. Co., 1895.

Na Mele Aimoku, Na Mele Kupuna, A Me Na Mele Ponoi O Ka Moi Kalakaua I - Kalakaua
Call Number: GR385.H3 K14 2001 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)
Prefatory matter in English; text in Hawaiian.

O Na Holoholona Wawae Eha O Ka Lama Hawaii= The four-footed animals of Ka Lama Hawaii - Esther T. Mookini (Editor, Translator); William Richards (Translator); Alonzo Chapin (Illustrator)
Call Number: QL706 .K34 1985 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)
A reprint and translation of a series of articles on four-footed animals published in 1834 in Ka Lama Hawaii.
Engish and Hawaiian on opposite pages.

Huakai Makaika a Kaupo, Maui - Thomas K. Maunupau
Call Number: DU624.5 .M3813 1998 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)
As published in Ka Nupepa kuokoa, June 1, 1922-March 15, 1923 / edited by Naomi Noelaniokoʻolau Clarke Losch ; translated by Mary Kawena Pukui and Malcolm Naea Chun

He moolelo no Kapaahu - Emma Kauhi
Call Number: DU629.P86 K38 1996 (Hawaiian Collection-1st Floor)
Stories cover the author's life in Kapaahu in the Puna District of the island of Hawaii during 1916-1935. The land has since been covered by the 1986 Kilauea lava flow.

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