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Hawaiian-language newspapers illuminate an 1871 hurricane


April 4, 2018

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A major hurricane struck the islands of Hawaii and Maui on Aug. 9, 1871, and wrought widespread destruction from Hilo to Lahaina. A recent study by two scientists, a Hawaiian language expert and an educator from the University of Hawaii at Mânoa revealed how historical Hawaiian-language newspapers expand knowledge of this and other natural disasters of the past.Full Story

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University of Hawaii at Manoa

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