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Nā Pali Coast ʻOhana
is a grassroots non-profit foundation dedicated to the preservation of the
natural and cultural resources of the Nāpali Coast State Park,
E mauʻana ke ea o ka ʻāina i na
hanauna o ka wa mamua
Preserving the life of the land for future generations.
Watch the Nā Pali Coast ʻOhana Presentation at Hanapepe Public Library - 2013-11-07
Watch Janique's Narrated Slideshow of her impressions of the June 2014 worktrip to Nuʻalolo Kai
About Hawaiian diacritical marks
The Hawaiian language uses two diacritical markings.
The ʻokina (okina) is a glottal stop, similar to the sound
between the syllables of "oh-oh." In print, the correct mark
for designating an ʻokina (okina) is the single open quote mark.
The kahakō (kahako) is a macron, which lengthens and adds stress to
the marked vowel. For example 'pau,' depending on
placement of ʻokina (okina) and kahakō (kahako),
can mean completed [pau],
moist [paʻū] or
Depending on your browser, operating system and installed fonts,
you may be able to display Hawaiian diacritical marks.
If not, they will generally appear as boxes or question marks.
The latest versions of Firefox, Chrome, Opera, Safari, and Internet Explorer
display the ʻokina and kahakō correctly.
If you do not see a single open quote mark
and the 5 vowels (upper and lower case) on the line below,
then you may want to consider using a newer browser.