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E Ola Ka 'Olelo Hawai'i

35:21 | Jun 12th, 2019

4 recommendations

Every two weeks a language dies with its last speaker. That was the fate of Hawaiian, until a group of second-language learners put up a fight and declared, "E Ola Ka 'Olelo Hawai'i" (The Hawaiian Lan...Show More


Recommendations

elfflame recommended:Sep 18th

Not Hawaiian, but this makes me think of my great grandmother, born in Penrhiwceiber Wales, who spoke Welsh fluently as an adult, even though the family moved to Canada when she was young. My aunt told me about being picked up by her when she was a teen from a babysitting job and being so embarrasse...Show More

I thought this episode was:

🌅 A beautiful story
😢 Moving
💔 Heart-breaking
💡 Educational
💪 Inspirational
🤔 Thought-provoking

rmmiller364 recommended:May 24th

I thought this episode was:

💪 Inspirational

podysseyapp recommended:May 24th

The Hawaiian language is dying, but this group of second-language learners are determined to keep it alive. Hear how colonialism impacted the native language and the fight to revitalize it.

I thought this episode was:

😢 Moving
💡 Educational

michelle_ebooks recommended:Aug 1st, 2019

an incredibly powerful movement of a community dedicated to revitalizing a language against (american) colonialism. so moving it made me cry in public (in the best way) on my way to work.