WHO/WHAT: “Rikka, Uchinaa-nkai!” is the first Uchinaaguchi (Okinawan language) textbook written in English. Lead author Masashi Sakihara will talk about his experience writing it and the difficulties his team faced editing it. The textbook introduces only one example of all the Uchinaaguchi varieties. He will explain diverseness of Uchinaaguchi, and how we should at least try to preserve all of the dialects in promoting a revitalization movement. This event is sponsored by Hybolics and Hawaii Okinawa Creative Arts.

WHEN/WHERE: Sunday, March 5, from 4:30-6 p.m. at Jikoen Hongwanji Hall, 1731 N. School St.

COST: Free and open to the public. For more information, email Lee Tonouchi at pidginjedi@gmail.com


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