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

Ahupuaʻa ‐ From the mountains to the sea . . . Molokaʻi style. Visit the Hālawa ahupuaʻa to learn more.

Huakaʻi Neʻekau ‐ Where did Hawaiians come from? Learn more at Nāonealaʻa, Oʻahu.

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