Na Pali Coast Ohana



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, Kauaʻi, Hawaiʻi.

E mauʻana ke ea o ka ʻāina i na
hanauna o ka wa mamua

Preserving the life of the land for future generations.


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], smudge [paʻu], moist [paʻū] or skirt [pāʻū].

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.
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Updated: 2014-05-16T09:43:18-1000 (HST)