Pidgin In The News

Local rap group incorporates Pidgin to keep their music fun (Hawaiʻi Public Radio: July 31, 2023)

Can AI talk Pidgin? Apparently, the answer is yes (Hawaii News Now: March 31, 2023)

44 Hawaiian and Pidgin Phrases Every Visitor Needs to Know (Hawaiʻi Magazine: February 27, 2023)

ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi play at UH Mānoa explores what it means to be Hawaiian (Hawaiʻi Public Radio: April 14, 2022)

How Americans perceive Hawaiiʻs Pidgin accent (KHON2 News: March 16, 2022)

Dozens lend their voices and aloha for audio version of ‘Da Good an Spesho Book’ (Hawaii News Now: October 26, 2021)

‘Always can!’: Watch Billy Kenoi’s inspirational speech to HPU’s 2014 graduating class (Hawaiʻi News Now: January 21, 2021)

Cast from Pidgin’ English play remakes classic song for a YouTube audience (Hawaiʻi News Now: June 3, 2020)

Pidgin language recognized on government jobs website (KITV: September 10, 2019)

Culture, scenery and … accents? Hawaiʻi now has something else to brag about (Hawaiʻi News Now: May 15, 2019)

Educators: Pidgin Belongs in Hawaii Schools (Civil Beat: October 12, 2017)

Pidgin English could be used one day in the classroom (KITV: October 11, 2017)

The Conversation: Summit on Pidgin and Education (HPR: October 10, 2017)

Why Pidgin Still Matters (Civil Beat: October 20, 2016)

Proud of Our Pidgin: The Newest Language in the U.S. Census (Yes Magazine: April 5, 2016)

Write How You Like Write: Representing Hawai’i Creole English as a Literary Participant (March 28, 2016)

Data inspires pride for Pidgin, a Hawaii language (Star Advertiser: February 18, 2016)

Watch comedian Andy Bumatai give one update on Hawaiian Pidgin English (in Pidgin English) (Hawaii Magazine: November 24, 2015)

De-Stigmatizing Hawaii’s Creole Language (The Atlantic: November 20, 2015)

U.S. Census Bureau recognizes Pidgin as ‘official’ language (West Hawaii Today: November 16, 2015)

U.S. Census Bureau recognizes Hawaiian Pidgin English as language (KITV: November 11, 2015)

NPR’s State of The Reunion: “Hawai’i: The Legacy of Sugar” (May 13, 2014) featuring interviews with UH-Manoa’s Christina Higgins, Jeff Moniz, and Kent Sakoda
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Can or No Can? Pidgin Speakers in the Workforce (Civil Beat: March 7, 2013) featuring interviews with UH-Manoa’s Laiana Wong, Kent Sakoda, and Christina Higgins

Fo Teach Pidgin o Not Fo Teach Pidgin — Das Da Question (Civil Beat: March 2, 2013)