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Is there any oriental restaurants in Hawaii? What other language do the Hawaiian spoke besides Hawaiian?
-- Erin Malcolm (email@example.com), January 23, 1999
Looking in the phone book for Oahu, there are 2 asian, about 50-60 Chinese, 2 Euro-Asian, 4 Indian, 2 Indonesian, about 50-60 Japanese, about 30 Korean, 10 Philipino, 19 Thai, and 16 Vietnamese.
Ancient Hawaiians spoke Hawaiian. Hawaiians now days speak English as Hawaiian is a dead language like latin. With over 50 ethnicites represented in Hawaii, it's not uncommon to be walking down the street and hear 10 conversations going on in 10 different languages.
-- Roy Inouye (firstname.lastname@example.org), January 23, 1999.