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Hawaiʻi - Hawaiian Language Research: Kānāwai

Introduction: Law in ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi

Throughout the 19th century law was published in both ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi and in English. The texts and resources on this page a primarily those from the Hawaiian Kingdom period. 

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Library of Congress Subject Headings

Use these links to see what items in Hawaiian have these subject headings.

Criminal law--Hawaii

Civil law--Hawaii


Session laws--Hawaii

Law reports, digests, etc.--Hawaii

Key Word Searches

Searching these phrases will being up a variety of different documents on law in Hawaiʻi.

Hawaii session laws--Kingdom

Law* Kingdom Hawaii

Session Law Hawaii Kingdom


Internet Resources