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Hawaiʻi’s Native-Language Newspaper Archive

Back in the 1870s, Hawaiians were served by as many as 10 native-language newspapers. By 1948, as fluency in the Hawaiian language dramatically declined, they were all gone. Today, a group of Hawaiian-language scholars are working to scan, catalog, and translate tens of thousands of fragile newsprint pages. The hope is that by digitizing and opening up access to the stories within these lost newspapers, a crucial resource will be available for generations to come.

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