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Hawaiian Word of the Day
Weekdays at 7:30am & 5:29pm on HPR-1 and WEEKDAYS AT 3PM ON HPR-2

This daily feature encourages awareness of the use of the Hawaiian Language in everyday conversation. In each 30 second vignette host Leilani Poli`ahu introduces a new word, explains what it means, spells it, and models the correct pronunciation

  • The kōlea, or Golden Plover, is an amazing migratory bird that arrives in Hawai’i about August. And stays here through the winter months, leaving in May for the Arctic. The kōlea are here right now, look for them!