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  • Hawaiian Pidgin English, Hawaian Creole English, HCE, or locally known as simply Pidgin, is a creole language, accent, and dialect – based in part on English – spoken by many residents of Hawaii. Although English and Hawaiian are the co-official languages of the state of Hawaii, Hawaiian Pidgin is used by many Hawaii residents in everyday casual conversation and is often used in advertising targeted toward locals in Hawaii. In the Hawaiian language, "Hawaii Creole English" is called "ʻōlelo paʻi ʻai", which literally means "pounding-taro language". Many tourists found Hawaiian Pidgin appealing. Local travel companies favor those who speak Hawaiian Pidgin and hire them as speakers of customer service agents. However, just like other sub languages in America, Hawaiian Pidgin is viewed as an improper language. It is a language that is laughed at when used due to its lack of comprehension. For example, if a Hawaiian Pidgin speaking professor were to give a lecture at The University of Maryland, most students would not understand him. The state of Hawai’i prevents the use of Hawaiian Pidgin in schools in hopes of eliminating the language.

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