Category Archives: English in Hawaii

Tok Pisin

Melanesia is one of the most linguistically diverse areas of the world, with over 900 separate languages spoken. Melanesians first had regular contact with Europeans (including Australians and Americans) in the early 1800s, when whaling began in the area, followed … Continue reading

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Pidgin and Education

SUMMARY A. Pidgin is a language just as English is a language. B. All children come to school with a language, and that language should be accepted and never denigrated. C. Some children come to school with Pidgin. The language … Continue reading

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Hawai‘i Creole

Hawai’i was first visited by Europeans in 1778, and it quickly became an important stopover for ships involved in whaling and trading with Asia. At this time, some of the expressions from the Pidgin English of China and the Pacific … Continue reading

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LANGUAGE: A TASTE OF HAWAIIAN

Hawaiian remains the language of the heart and soul. The language sways like a palm tree in a gentle wind. Its words are as melodious as a love song. Hawaiian is a Polynesian language spoken throughout the inhabited Hawaiian Islands. … Continue reading

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Hawaiian Pidgin

Hawaii Pidgin English, Hawaii Creole English, HCE, or simply Pidgin, is a creole language based in part on English used by many residents of Hawaii. Although English and Hawaiian are the co-official languages of the state of Hawaii, Pidgin is used by many Hawaiian residents in everyday conversation and is often used … Continue reading

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