February 07, 2007

PhD in indigenous language

Ph.D. program helps to preserve Hawaiian languageThe students in the University of Hawaii at Hilo's first Ph.D. program are working to revitalize the Hawaiian language and culture.

Five students are enrolled in the new program, which was established this fall for a doctor of philosophy degree in Hawaiian and indigenous language and culture revitalization.

It's the first doctorate in the United States in a Native language, according to the school.

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