Where did the Hawaiian term “iwakālua” (meaning “twenty”) come from? Read this item to learn more about this word.
Learn about the difference between the two common prefixes used before numbers in the Hawaiian language (ʻe- and ʻa-).
Explore Hawaiian numbers and number basics, with the use of numbers as determiners and adjectives (kaʻi and kāhulu). In English these would be cardinal and ordinal numbers.
Learn how to use the numbers zero and one in Hawaiian, both as indicators of the plain numbers (zero and one) and quantity (none and one). Also learn the word “ʻehia” to ask “how many?”
Learn about the traditional Hawaiian base-4 number system used to group objects.
Learn about the basics of Hawaiian numbers and how to count from 1 to 100.