Languages

Hawaiian

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Introduction

Hawaiian is a language of United States. It is spoken in Hawaiian Islands, mainly Ni’ihau island, Island of Hawai’i, some on all other islands; some in every state. .

Dialects

Lexical similarity: 79% with Rarotongan (See: Rarotongan), 77% with Tuamotuan (See: Tuamotuan), 76% with Tahitian (See: Tahitian) (Elbert), 71% with Maori (See: Maori) (Schütz), 70% with Marquesan (See: Marquesan, South?), 64% with Rapa Nui (See: Rapa Nui).

The Hawaiian Verb

Sample Verbs

to bitenahu
to blowpuhi, pā
to breatheaho, hanu
to burn'ā, kuni
to buykū'ai
to chewmama
to choosekoho, wae
to climbpi'i
to come[hele] mai
to cookho'omo'a
to counthelu
to cryuwē
to cut, hack'oki, moku
to die, be deadmake
to dig'eli
to dreammoe'uhane
to drinkinu
to eat'ai
to fallhā'ule
to fearmaka'u
to flowkahe
to flylele
to growkupu, ulu
to hearho'olono
to hidehūnā
to hithahau
to hold(hoʻo)paʻa, ho'o'pa'a
to hunthahai
to killho'omake
to know, be knowledgeable'ike
to laugh'aka
to lie downhina moe
to live, be aliveola
to open, uncoverwehe, weke
to plantkanu
to pound, beatku'i
to say'ōlelo
to scratchwalu
to see'ike
to sewhumuhumu
to shootpana
to sitnoho
to sleepmoe
to sniff, smellhoni
to spitpupuhi
to splitwāhi
to squeeze'uwī
to stab, piercehou
to standku
to steal'aihue
to suckomo
to swellhū, pehu
to swim'au
to thinkmana'o
to throwho'olei, nou
to tie up, fastenhīki'i
to turnwili
to walkhele
to vomitlua'i
to workhana
to yawnhāmama

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