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

Heiau ‐ The sacred is still sacred. Come to Kawaihae, Hawaiʻi, to learn about Hawaiian places of worship.

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

Hawaiʻi ‐ There's a reason it's called the Big Island. Visit Maunakea to learn about Hawaiʻi Island.