Hawaiian TV company seeks help to promote language

Tuesday 20th August 2019 11:00 am
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Dr Carl Clowes, founder of Nant Gwrtheyrn with the six-person Hawaiian TV crew

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A TV company from Hawaii has been looking to Gwynedd for help on how to promote the Hawaiian language.

The company (Oiwi TV) met with Dr Carl Clowes, founder of Nant Gwrtheyrn for help.

The aim of the visits to other countries, including Wales, is to look at centres of excellence promoting lesser-used languages in an attempt to bolster their own efforts to reinvigorate the Hawaiian language, which is spoken by just 0.1 per cent of the population on six of the seven main islands.

They were inspired by what Nant had achieved and were anxious to draw on their experience in a practical way.

The crew also visited Greenland and Catalunya, and spent three days in the National Eisteddfod before visiting Nant.

They went from there to Cardiff by train, which they said they were looking forward to as they had never used that mode of transport before.

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