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A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language (review)

A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language (review) Book Reviews Lorrin Andrews. 2003. A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language. Waipahu, Hawai‘i: Island Heritage Publishing. xxvii + 567 pp. ISBN 0-89610-374-9. US$19.99, cloth; $12.99, paper. Hawaiian, a member of the Polynesian language family, is both an of²cial lan- guage of the state of Hawai‘i and a cornerstone of the movement within Hawai‘i to retain and strengthen an indigenous presence. Educational programs in Hawai- ian serve as models and goals to other indigenous groups within the United States who want to ensure that their own languages will not be lost. Concurrently there is signi²cant cross-fertilization with innovations in Mâori language development and programs, including the development of words for modern concepts. Given the ever-growing interest in Hawaiian, Island Heritage Publishing has republished Lorrin Andrews’s 1865 classic work, A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language. As the ²rst full dictionary of the language, it has long been regarded as an indispens- able primary source for scholars of language and history. This reprint makes avail- able to the general public a reasonably priced readable version. The 2003 Island Heritage version of this dictionary is illustrated and freshly intro- duced. Noenoe Silva provides an insightful introduction pointing out how the contrast of political http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Oceanic Linguistics University of Hawai'I Press

A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language (review)

Oceanic Linguistics , Volume 42 (2) – Dec 30, 2003

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Book Reviews Lorrin Andrews. 2003. A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language. Waipahu, Hawai‘i: Island Heritage Publishing. xxvii + 567 pp. ISBN 0-89610-374-9. US$19.99, cloth; $12.99, paper. Hawaiian, a member of the Polynesian language family, is both an of²cial lan- guage of the state of Hawai‘i and a cornerstone of the movement within Hawai‘i to retain and strengthen an indigenous presence. Educational programs in Hawai- ian serve as models and goals to other indigenous groups within the United States who want to ensure that their own languages will not be lost. Concurrently there is signi²cant cross-fertilization with innovations in Mâori language development and programs, including the development of words for modern concepts. Given the ever-growing interest in Hawaiian, Island Heritage Publishing has republished Lorrin Andrews’s 1865 classic work, A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language. As the ²rst full dictionary of the language, it has long been regarded as an indispens- able primary source for scholars of language and history. This reprint makes avail- able to the general public a reasonably priced readable version. The 2003 Island Heritage version of this dictionary is illustrated and freshly intro- duced. Noenoe Silva provides an insightful introduction pointing out how the contrast of political

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