HAWAII Magazine reader Patricia Hanson emailed us: Is there a source of the Island vocabulary, available to persons on the Mainland? I'm interested, and, eager to learn.
You ask. We answer.
We can help, Patricia. There are formal online courses in the Hawaiian language (see here).
If, however, you're looking for something more immediate, we've prepared a list of 25 Hawaiian words that (nearly) everyone in Hawaii knows.
If Nogelmeier sounds familiar, it may be because when you ride TheBus on Oahu, that's his melliflouous recorded voice calling out the names of the stops.
Top photo: courtesy Kauai Visitors Bureau.
Right: Puakea Nogelmeier, courtesy Awaiaulu