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Hawaii’s first Facebook: Library digitizes Honolulu Advertiser’s forerunner

Banner Headline for Pacific Commercial Advertiser

The UH Library has announced new additions to the open-access archive of 19th and early 20th century English language newspapers published in Hawaiʻi, offering a glimpse into the lives of Hawaiʻi residents more than a century ago. The Pacific Commercial Advertiser (PCA), first published in 1856, began as a bilingual weekly with a Hawaiian section, Ka Hoku Loa O Hawaiʻi …

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[VIDEO] Research team discovers existence of Hawaii Sign Language

Hawaii Sign Language Demo

A research group based in the Department of Linguistics at the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa has confirmed the existence of a previously undocumented language in Hawai‘i called Hawai‘i Sign Language (HSL). They announced their discovery in conjunction with the 3rd International Conference on Language Documentation and Conservation held at UH Mānoa in March 2013. HSL, the indigenous language of …

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