Ka Leo ʻŌiwi

Aloha! Welcome to Ka Leo ʻŌiwi.

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi provides a strong basic and fun foundation of the ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language) through engagement and interaction with the characters. Ka Leo ʻŌiwi also encourages the viewer(s) to be a part of the lessons through the lohe (hear), ʻoni (act), and walaʻau (speak) style, where the lessons enhance your ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi skills by adding practical use of ʻōlelo in daily conversations.

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi is a great supplemental tool for those teaching and learning Hawaiian language whether here in Hawaiʻi, or around the globe. Additionally, the individual learner sets the pace of learning! If you missed a lesson, watch the episode again at your convenience on ʻŌiwi TV. Pepa kākoʻo (support sheets) are also provided for practice and strengthening sentence structures learned from each episode!

Enjoy Ka Leo ʻŌiwi throughout each episode, as we review and learn ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, participate in cultural activities and listen to beautiful mele Hawaiʻi from our talented musical guests!
Many of the lessons covered in Ka Leo ʻŌiwi are included in “Nā Kai ʻEwalu”, by Kauanoe Kamanā and Pila Wilson. To order a copy of the book, visit Hale Kuamoʻo.

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 1

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Lesson

• Pīʻapā Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian Alphabet)
• ʻOkina, Kahakō, Kaʻi, Kāhulu (Basic writing, punctuation, and grammar)

Activities

• Holoholo kaʻa through Waikīkī
• Musical Guest: Kama Hopkins

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 2

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Lesson

• Hoʻolauna (Introductions)

Activities

• Visit Pūnana Leo o Kawaiahaʻo

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 3

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Lesson

• Pepeke Painu (Action/descriptive sentence patterns)
• Kāhulu (Descriptive words)

Activities

• Prepare chicken long rice with Dr. Larry Kimura
• Musical Guest: Kama Hopkins

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 4

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Lesson

• Pepeke ʻAike He and ʻAike ʻO (Sentence structures used to tell what something is, what someone is, or who someone is)

Activities

• Musical Guest: Kumu Hula Manu Boyd

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 5

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Lesson

• Pepeke Henua (Sentence structures used to tell when or where something is)

Activities

• Buy gifts at Nā Mea Hawaiʻi
• Musical Guests: Kainoa Embernate and Friends

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 6

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Lesson

• Māka Painu (Tense markers) within the Pepeke Painu sentence structure

Activities

• Kui lei plumeria with Amy Kalili
• Musical Guests: Kumu Hula Uluwehi Cazimero and Dr. Kauanoe Kamanā

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 7

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Lesson

• • Māka Helunui (Plural form)

Activities

• Canoe Paddling with Keahi Warfield and his students at Keaukaha Canoe Club
• Musical Guests: ʻAi Pōhaku

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 8

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Lesson

• Ma ʻAneʻi, Ma ʻŌ, Ma Laila (Spatial references)
• Papani (Pronouns)

Activities

• Practice Papani with Malia Kruger and Keoni Lee
• Musical Guest: Kumu Hula Uluwehi Cazimero

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 9

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Lesson

• Pepeke ʻAike He (Sentence structure used to identify something)
• Count in Hawaiian and say how much of something there is

Activities

• Holoholo Kai with Sam Kapoi
• Musical guest: Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 10

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Lesson

• Pepeke ʻAike ʻO (sentence structure used to identify something, more specifically which one)

Activities

• Hawaiian systems of time looking at the Hawaiian moon calendar and the Roman calendar
• Visit with Keliko Hoe at Waiāhole loʻi kalo
• Kuʻi ʻai (Pound kalo) with Kamakoa Lindsey-Asing

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 11

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Lesson

• Kino ʻŌ and Kino ʻĀ (Possessive forms)

Activities

• Kūʻai pāmia (Garage sale) with Chip
• Musical Guests: Kainoa Embernate and Friends

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 12

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Lesson

• Pepeke Nonoʻa He (Sentence structure used to say that someone has something)
• Pepeke Nonoʻa me ka Huahelu (Sentence structure used to say that someone has/possesses a number of something)

Activities

• Visit with Captain Kaimana Barcarse and crew on Hōkūalakaʻi, one of Hawaiʻi’s voyaging canoes
• Musical Guest: Kalaʻi Ontai

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 13

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Activities

• Look back at our favorite memories from the first season of Ka Leo ʻŌiwi
• View behind-the-scenes footage from the production
• Musical Guest: Kumu Hula Uluwehi Cazimero