Palapala: a journal for Hawaiian language and literature

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This journal is an open-access and peer reviewed online-only journal.

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E-ISSN: 2381-2478
Frequency: Annual

Palapala: he puke pai no ka ʻōlelo me ka moʻolelo Hawaiʻi

Palapala publishes scholarly, refereed articles on the full range of topics in the field of Hawaiian language:

  • New research in Hawaiian language and literature
  • Reviews of new work related to Hawaiian
  • Critical reviews of older, standard works of reference
  • Transcriptions and reprints of older materials
  • Problems and guidelines in interpretation
  • Analysis of Individual texts, genres, authors, schools, and periods
  • Comparative Polynesian literature
  • Education in Hawaiian Language and literature
  • Use of Hawaiian texts in different fields


The journal will also include reviews of any significant technologies relating to research in Hawaiian language and literature as well as book reviews and reports on the state of Hawaiian literature publications, courses, personnel, projects and more.

All articles and reviews, whatever the language of composition, will be preceded by a brief summary in Hawaiian and English.

The journal will include reprints of important materials previously published in journals and Hawaiian language newspapers.

Creative Commons License

Articles in this journal are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License. This journal does not charge Article Processing Fees.

Printed issues are available to purchase for $15 each.

College of Arts & Humanities, Univ. of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa
Hawaiʻinuiākea School of Hawaiian Knowledge, Univ. of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa
College of Languages, Linguistics & Literature, Univ. of Hawaiʻi-Mānoa
Ka Haka ʻUla O Keʻelikōlani, College of Hawaiian Language, Univ. of Hawaiʻi-Hilo

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