Hawaiian Language Display

Explanation of Hawaiian language display on this site:

We recognize the significance of diacritical markings in written Hawaiian as pronunciation guides, but have opted not to use them on the Daniel K. Inouye Institute website since they display inconsistently across various computer platforms/ browsers and do not conform to search engine optimization.

Consult these sources for correct Hawaiian spelling: Hawaiian DictionaryRevised and Enlarged Edition, by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel H. Elbert (UH Press) and Place Names of HawaiiRevised and Expanded Edition, by Mary Kawena Pukui, Samuel H. Elbert and Esther T. Mookini (UH Press).