HAWAII in sign language

How to sign "Hawaii" in American Sign Language (ASL). There are a few variations.

Meaning: A state of the United States located in the central Pacific Ocean, consisting of eight islands, including Hawaii and Oahu.

This sign is the original sign in Hawaii Sign Language that the Hawaiian Deaf elders were seen signing it.

[Video contributed by Crissy Akana Holmes, Deaf Hawaiian native, 2018.]

Regional/generational variation, often seen among ASL signers in some regions in Canada and the USA.

This sign for Hawaii was inspired by 'hula', a dance performed by native Hawaiians.


Related signs: UNITED STATES, STATE.

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