Diacritical Marks

Editors Note from GuideofUS Hawaii

Hawaii Guide recognizes the use of diacritical markings of the (modern) Hawaiian language including the 'okina or glottal stop and the kahakō or macron (e.g., in place names like O'ahu or Lāna'i). 
 
You may observe these diacritical markings have been omitted throughout the Hawaii Guide website to ensure the best online experience for our readers and visitors. 
 
Hawaii Guide and Guide of US, LLC both recognize the importance of using these markings to preserve the language and culture of Hawaii and respectfully use them in media outside our online platform.
 
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