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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Mele ‐ Music is the universal language. Visit Anahola, Kauaʻi, to learn about Hawaiian mele.

Hoʻokupu ‐ Give the best you got. Come to Kaunakakai, Molokaʻi, to learn the meaning of hoʻokupu.

Ali‘i ‐ What is the source of Hawaiian innovation and success? Visit Hāna, Maui, to learn about aliʻi.