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No ke Kākā‘ōlelo ma ka Mo‘olelo Hawai‘i Kahiko a i ka MH 1860

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dc.contributor.authorPerreira, Hiapokeikikāne Kichie-
dc.date.accessioned2017-03-18T01:55:30Z-
dc.date.available2017-03-18T01:55:30Z-
dc.date.issued2017-
dc.identifier.issn2381-2478-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10125/43989-
dc.description.abstractThis article examines the various meanings of the term kākā‘ōlelo as encountered in books and articles written or edited by Hawaiians prior to the year 1861. Before considering this evidence, the lexical definitions found in the standard dictionaries are compared in which there is a consensus that the word carries a meaning similar to orator or oratory. This sense, however, is not borne out when we see how the word is generally used by the earliest Hawaiian writers. Following the examination of the lexical definitions, all examples of the word as used by Hawaiian writers are carefully examined, including those from Davida Malo’s Mo‘olelo Hawai‘i, the Hawaiian translation of the Bible (whose word choice was decided by Hawaiian advisors), and articles printed in the Hawaiian-language newspapers prior to 1861, i.e., up until the appearance of Ka Hoku o ka Pakipika and Ka Nupepa Kuokoa. While the first two sources, and most of the third, understand kākā‘ōlelo as an advisor to royalty, it is in some of the newspaper articles that we first begin to see the connection with skilled oratory.en_US
dc.format.extent21 pagesen_US
dc.language.isohawen_US
dc.publisherUniversity of Hawai'i Pressen_US
dc.relation.ispartofseriesPalapala;Volume 1-
dc.relation.uriwww.uhpress.hawaii.edu/t-palapala.aspxen_US
dc.titleNo ke Kākā‘ōlelo ma ka Mo‘olelo Hawai‘i Kahiko a i ka MH 1860en_US
dc.typeArticleen_US
dc.type.dcmiTexten_US
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