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Country: United States

Language: Һавайя

Place: Hawaii

Learn Hawaiian pronunciation

Disney's new movie Moana features many words in Hawaiian

Hawaii is in fashion again with the release of new Disney film Moana. In our guide you can learn how to pronounce some basic words and expressions in Hawaiian.

Did you know that 'Aloha wau iā ‘oe' means 'I love you'? Here you can learn how to say words like 'ikaika' (strong) or 'Hau'oli' (be happy).

Moana (meaning 'sea' or 'ocean') tells the story of an adventurous teenager who sails out on a daring mission to save her people. During her journey, she meets the once-mighty demigod Maui, who guides her in her quest.

Hawaiian is a Polynesian language that takes its name from Hawaiʻi, the largest island in the tropical North Pacific archipelago where it developed.

 

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List of Hawaiian words

How to pronounce useful words and expressions in Hawaiian