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Aulani Celebrates the Hawaiian Language

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Do you know there was a lounge at Aulani, A Disney Resort & Spa, that’s devoted to the Hawaiian language? The ʻŌlelo Room has attractive picket shadow bins lining the partitions with sculptures of individuals, animals, and different objects labeled with their Hawaiian language phrases. 

Fortress – kākela. Dolphin – naiʻa. Mouse —ʻiole. “That is the place it comes alive,” Kuanoni, a Forged Member at Aulani says. “This area represents a lot progress in our effort to maintain ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi going.”

Ōlelo Hawaiʻi is the Hawaiian language. The language was as soon as unlawful to make use of, however now’s flourishing as soon as once more in its place of origin. Forged Members like Kuanoni take nice pleasure in representing and educating the native language. 

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Aulani is celebrating Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi, which is the Hawaiian language month, with a collection of occasions and actions to show and improve consciousness of the language to visitors and the group. 

Visitors can sit in on readings of Hawaiian tales in addition to demonstrations of how natives interpreted the varied phases of the moon, and a group exhibiting of the film “Moana” in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi,

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Kuanoni is a bartender in The ʻŌlelo Room. he has taken on the duty of Aulani Resort’s efforts to advertise Mahina ‘Ōlelo Hawaiʻi.

“My private journey with ōlelo Hawaiʻi began at dwelling,” Kuanoni mentioned. “My mother and father each spoke Hawaiian, and it was the first language of our household. There wasnʻt a selection about whether or not to be taught it or not – and I’m higher for it. My complete world revolved round Hawaiian data in a roundabout way. By day, I used to be going to an immersion constitution college and dealing a loʻi (taro patch) with my dad. Within the evenings I used to be dancing hula, and on Sunday I used to be attending church in ōlelo Hawaiʻi.”

However entry to the Hawaiian language wasn’t at all times straightforward, or authorized. The Hawaiian monarchy was overthrown in 1898 by American forces, banning ōlelo Hawaiʻi. The one language that was allowed in colleges and public locations was English. By the Nineteen Sixties, solely an estimated 2,000 folks spoke Hawaiian and the language.

A resurgence of Hawaiian tradition and traditions started within the Nineteen Sixties and Seventies, and in 1978, the Hawai‘i Constitutional Conference restored Hawaiian as an official language when a resurgence of the Hawaiian tradition and traditions was introduced again to life within the Nineteen Sixties, Seventies, and in 1978.

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“Personally, I really feel that Mahina ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi celebrates and reaffirms that our language lives on right now, and extra importantly, it honors these kūpuna (elders) who’ve taken half in passing ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi to all of us regardless of the adversity they confronted. I’m excited to have fun and to share this message inside our firm,” he mentioned. “Our forged occasions are at all times my favourite as a result of they create lasting change right here at Aulani Resort that may proceed to make an affect.” says Kuanoni.

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