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.
For more information, go to UH Hilo Stories.
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