Welina mai!

Welcome to Kumukahi, a website featuring a bilingual, community-based approach to presenting living Hawaiian culture and its connections to a rich ancestral past. Explore more than 60 diverse topics—from ahupua‘a to ‘ai pono, loina to lāhui, mo‘olelo to mo‘okū‘auhau—explained by cultural practitioners and community experts from across the pae ‘āina who have deep association with place and subject matter. Engaging videos, text pieces, and other educational activities and resources await you—your journey begins here at Kumukahi.

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Lessons

The following are samples of the many lessons you'll find inside Kumukahi, and there's much more to explore.

Oli ‐ In early Hawaiʻi, oli was the way mele, songs or poems, were presented. Visit Anahola, Kauaʻi, to learn about oli.

Laka ‐ In Hawaiʻi, the forest is a sacred place. Come to Waimea to learn about Laka.

Pule ‐ Molokaʻi pule oʻo! Visit Kualapuʻu, Molokaʻi to learn about pule (prayer). Presented in ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi.