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Hawaiian Dictionary by Mark Kawena Pukui and  Samuel H. Ebert. Published by University of Hawai'i Press. ISBN 0824807030. Recommended retail price $32.95.

For many years, Hawaiian Dictionary has been the definitive and authoritative work on the Hawaiian language. Now this indispensible reference volume has been enlarged and completely revised. More than 3,000 new entries have been added to the Hawaiian-English section, bringing the total number of entries to almost 30,000 and making it the largest and most complete of any Polynesian dictionary. This new edition is more than a dictionary. Containing folklore, poetry, and ethnology, it will benefit Hawaiian studies for years to come. Hard cover, 600 pages. Published in 1986.


Hawaiian Dictionary, Illustrated by Kahikahealani Wight, illustrated by Robin Yoko Racoma. ISBN 1573060429. Published by Bess Press. Recommended retail price $29.95.

The Illustrated Hawaiian Dictionary is the ideal resource for: Beginning speakers and students of the Hawaiian language and anyone interested in Hawaiian language, history, and culture.

It is the only Hawaiian dictionary that includes:

Topics include:

Other outstanding features:

Kahikahealani Wight has a degree in Hawaiian Studies from the University of Hawai’i at Hilo, where she has taught Hawaiian language. She currently teaches beginning-level Hawaiian language at Kapi’olani Community College. She is also the author of Learn Hawaiian at Home, a book and audio cassette program useful for classroom instruction as well as individual self-study.

Robin Yoko Racoma is a graphic designer and illustrator for the Kemehameha Scho9ols /Bishop Estate. Among the many books she has illustrated are the Hawaiian Word Book and the Hawaiian Sentence Book. Hard cover, 216 pages. Published in 1997.

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