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How did the Hawaiians make ukuleles?
-- Sandy Gressic (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 18, 1999
The ukulele was not an instrument of early Hawaiians, but an adaption of the Portuguese instrument called a braguinha which came with the first immigrants in 1878. In 1884 the first shop making and reparing ukuleles and guitars opened up.
-- Roy Inouye (email@example.com), January 18, 1999.