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

Lāʻau ‐ Don't leaf yet! Learn about the many uses of plants in Hāna, Maui.

Kanaloa ‐ Travel the world . . . but bring the wealth back to Hawaiʻi. Visit Honokanaiʻa, Kahoʻolawe, to learn about navigation, discovery, and Kanaloa.

Kapu ‐ What gives order to our society? Visit Keauhou, Hawaiʻi, to learn about kapu.