—To give life, to revive, to heal.
“While I was eating lunch earlier this week I heard two students conversing completely in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language). It was so exciting to my ears! They are examples of hoʻōla ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi: reviving Hawaiian language. And they are a part of the hoʻōla ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi lineage that carries on at UH Mānoa. This surely makes our kūpuna proud.”
—Kaiwipunikauikawēkiu Lipe, Native Hawaiian Affairs Program Officer, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa
For more information on other elements of the definition and usage, go to the UH Hilo Wehewehe Wikiwiki.
- Related UH News story: Hawaiian language departments launch ʻōlelo of the week, February 1, 2022