Diacriticals

Hthayashifoundation.org recognizes the importance of diacritical markings of the (modern) Hawaiian language including the ‘okina [‘] or glottal stop and the kahakō [ō] or macron (e.g., in place names of Hawai‘i such as Lāna‘i). However, you may notice these diacritical markings have been omitted throughout the website to ensure the best online experience for users. Hthayashifoundation.org recognizes the importance of using these markings to preserve the language and culture of Hawaii and respectfully uses them in other communications beyond the website.