Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 1

Ka Leo ʻŌiwi – Episode 1

Welcome to the first episode of Ka Leo ʻŌiwi, the newest Hawaiian language learning series. Join Hina, Pōmaikaʻi, and ʻIwalani as they practice ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi, go on huakaʻi, and kanikapila with some of our favorite musicians! After a few lessons, youʻll start to notice how our ʻōlelo Hawaiʻi is all around us.

This first episode includes an introduction to the Pīʻāpā Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian alphabet); ʻOkina and Kahakō; Ka and Ke; and Kāhulu (descriptive words). We’ll also practice what we learned by discovering out the meanings behind some of Oʻahu’s most well-known street names. Finally, our first musical guest Kama Hopkins stops by for a few mele.

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 provides a foundation in the Hawaiian language through engagement, interaction, and making the learner a part of the lesson through lohe (hear), ʻoni (act), and walaʻau (speak). Additionally, the individual learner sets the pace. If you missed a lesson, watch the episode again at your convenience on ʻŌiwiTV.

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ʻŌiwi TV reaches across generations, socio-economic statuses, and geographic locations as the sole media venue where the Hawaiian language, culture and perspective thrive. Through Digital Channel 326, ʻŌiwi TV reaches over 220,000 households across the entire State via Oceanic Time Warner Cable’s network. Through its website, mobile, and social media venues, ʻŌiwi TV is reaching Hawaiians everywhere and engaging a generation of Hawaiians that expect to access anything and everything from anywhere at anytime.


  1. Marty 11 years ago

    Aue! Something is the matter with Ka Leo `Oiwi – Episode 1. Shortly after the 15 minute mark the screen goes green. I back it up and it happened every time. Also, I have watched this episode several times and it never happened before.

    • Keoni Lee 11 years ago

      Mahalo Marty. We will look into this problem and resolve asap.

  2. Jerry Rawson 10 years ago

    I was thrilled to discover your series, but I can’t get any of the episodes even to start playing. I can down load the worksheets, which are really helpful, but I need to hear olelo hawaii spoken so that I can learn correct pronunciation. As you might imagine, that’s a difficult matter in West Kelowna, British Columbia, Canada. Any advice?
    Mahalo nui loa,
    Jerry Rawson

  3. Joan 10 years ago

    I’ve watched the 1st episode and really appreciated it. Nicely done. Now I’d like to download the support sheets. Can’t seem to find the right link to them. Please provide the link that will really work. Thanks.

  4. Joan 10 years ago

    My friend has given me the link to your wonderful videos, but try as I may, I can’t seem to download or see the support sheets. Even by going to your website. Please advise.

    • kaipo 10 years ago

      Aloha e Joan, I’ve put the links to the worksheets back on each episode page. Mahalo nui for watching Ka Leo ʻŌiwi!

      • Kiana 6 years ago

        Were the links removed? I cannot see any links to worksheets. Mahalo!

  5. Patti Day 9 years ago

    I was very happy to find the television station to help me learn the Hawaiian language. However, when I start lesson 1 on the tv, it switches to lesson 13 about 3 seconds into the lesson. Luckily, I am able to listen to lesson 1 on my computer and iPhone. Mahalo

  6. Gale 8 years ago

    Love this, mahalo

  7. Kalakupua 8 years ago

    How about Lumi ho’opilikia for the bathroom?

  8. Sergio Thomas 4 years ago

    I am from Brazil and I am starting your classes. I know the class has not been given yet, but I was curious about this:
    from 6am to 10am=aloha kakahiaka;
    from 10am until 14pm=aloha ‘awakea;
    from 14pm to 18pm .aloha ‘auinala;
    from 18pm until 22pm=aloha ahiahi
    22pm until 6am= ????
    Thanks. Mahalo

  9. chiyoko 4 years ago

    wow i love this

  10. chiyoko 4 years ago

    hay are you in hawaii hmmmmm

  11. Melieana 3 years ago


    Just found this serie about the Hawai’i language, and I am very happy with it.
    I was married with a person from Maui, but never was able to visit. We did write songs about life, but the songs about Hawai’i and in the Hawaiian language i liked the most. Strange thing happen when I started listening to Hawaiian traditionals. The music hade me cry, and made me aware of a link in my heart with the aina.
    Would like to get there and learn alnd talk to the people and the kapuna, but this will do for now.
    Mahalo for helping me learn.

    • Therese 8 months ago

      Aloha ahiahi kâkou,

      besteht die Möglichkeit, dass Sie bei den Video’s deutsche Untertitel hinzufügen könnten? Das wäre sehr toll!

      Ganz herzlichen Dank und liebe Grüsse,
      Mahalo nui loa,


  12. Keka`au 3 years ago

    Thank you so much for this video series. I am already learning so much and eager to keep going.


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