Hawai’i’s Sign Language is dying as ASL takes over
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Hawaii has a slowly diminishing Deaf population that still uses Sign Language that is different from ASL. Only the seniors using it are few now. None of the younger generations are learning it along with ASL, killing the old Hawaiian Sign Language.
A woman in Hawaii is currently making efforts to preserve the language by recording the seniors signing and holding classes for the youths who want to learn. She feels strongly about the old Hawaiian culture and wants to preserve it as it holds just as much value as today’s Deaf culture.
By doing this, she’s saving a language from being forgotten completely!