Hale Kuamoʻo, the Hawaiian language center within Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikolani, College of Hawaiian Language at the University of Hawaiʻi at Hilo, has launched a new weekly video series called Moʻohua featuring a “Word of the Week.”
Each Wednesday, an ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language) word is introduced along with its meaning and an example of the word being used in a sentence.
Hale Kuamoʻo decided to name the weekly series Moʻohua with the idea that it would feature various hua (words) with a connection to moʻolelo (story) and moʻomeheu (culture).
The first two introductory videos feature Kekailiko Medeiros, a 2022 UH Hilo graduate who earned a BA in Hawaiian studies and a certificate in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, and Joe Lindsey, a business administration and Hawaiian studies double major.
Future weekly Moʻohua videos can be found on the UH Hilo YouTube channel.
Related UH News stories:
- Hawaiian language departments launch ʻōlelo of the week, February 1, 2022
- Hawaiian language lessons via social media created by UH Hilo, February 9, 2021