Hawaiian

Hawaiian translation services

Classification

Austronesian > Malayo-Polynesian

Script

Roman

Text direction

Left-to-right

Speakers

< 0.5 million

Other names

Official language

Also spoken

Hawaii

Interesting Fact

Wiki means fast in Hawaiian, and is, in part, the origin of the tech term "wiki" (like in Wikipedia).

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Hawaiian is a Polynesian language spoken in Hawai’i where it is an official language alongside English. Other languages in this language group include Tagalog, Maori and Malagasy.

Hawai’i is the only state in the U.S. that has designated a native language, Hawaiian, as one of its two official state languages. Despite its status, Hawaiian is an endangered language, with only 2000 native speakers – a worrying situation for a rich language that has contributed many useful loanwords to English (Kahuna, Ukelele, Wiki, Hula, Aloha etc.).

 

For more information contact us here: Hawaiian Translation Services.

Services offered for this language

Translation / Transcreation / Subtitling / Localization / Adaptation / Copywriting / Authoring / Proofreading / Revision / Editing / Translation quality assurance / Terminology / Linguistic validation / Glossary creation / Dubbing / Voice-overs / Transcription / Typesetting / Simultaneous interpreting / Consecutive interpreting / Conference interpreting / Telephone interpreting / Public service interpreting / Interpreting equipment hire / Foreign language consulting

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