A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language
By Lorrin Andrews
The roots of A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language go back to the late 1820s, when Lorrin Andrews arrived in Hawaii and began a systematic study of Hawaiian, which grew into a love of the language that was to continue for forty years. In the 1860s, Hawaiian was the language of common life and used in everyday communication in institutions such as schools, government, and the church. In 1865, Lorrin Andrew's A Dictionary of the Hawaiian Language was produced with its purpose of assisting speakers using a living language. This resourceful dictionary provides a rare and valuable glimpse into mid-nineteenth century Hawaiian culture and thought. The dictionary, which also includes an English-Hawaiian Vocabulary and a Chronological Table of remarkable events, is an excellent source as students and scholars examine the past to help insure that Hawaiian continues as a living language in the present and the future.
567 pages; 6" x 8-1/2"; Softcover