Making Pacific Language Materials Discoverable: Identifying and Describing Indigenous Languages

Division of Preservation and Access

Black and white photo of Maori door lintels, 1901
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Maori door lintels, 1901.

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The University of Hawai'i at Manoa Library Pacific Collection represents almost all the Pacific Islands languages for which materials have been formally or informally published, making it an invaluable resource for the study of Pacific linguistics. The collection contains more than 10,000 items in or about the nearly 1,400 languages of Micronesia, Polynesia, and Melanesia.