New Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary: With a Concise Grammar and Given Names in Hawaiian

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University of Hawaii Press, 1975 - Foreign Language Study - 256 pages
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The Hawaiian Dictionary, by Mary Kawena Pukui and Samuel Elbert, has for many years been the standard work of reference for the Hawaiian language. Based on frequency of usage and cultural importance, 10,800 entries, from the 41,500 in the revised and enlarged edition of 1986, have been selected for inclusion in the New Pocket Hawaiian Dictionary. In a compact and portable format, this dictionary updates scientific and common names of plants and animals; Hawaiian equivalents of given names; words borrowed from other languages; numbering and counting; practical phrases, and much more. The chapter on grammar, explained in nontechnical terms, includes a pronunciation guide. This convenient book will be appreciated by residents, visitors, and beginning students of Hawaiian alike.

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Pukui devoted her life to the study and preservation of Hawaiian languages and culture.

Elbert was the resident authority on Polynesian languages at the University of Hawaii for more than 40 years.

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