Lesson Plan: Etymology of Luau

Language changes over time. The speakers’ encounters with speakers of other languages and cultural changes can change language. In the 1800s, Hawaii experienced Westernization, which greatly affected the Hawaiian language: the written form of Hawaiian developed, English became the official language for government and education, foreigners from many countries came in, and the diseases introduced by foreigners decreased the Native Hawaiian population. Lesson Plan: Etymology of Luau.

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