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The US Census, sadly, does not track the number of Hawaiian Pidgin speakers in the United States. An oversight on their part, to be sure. They do track the number of households where residents report speaking less than fluent English. In the Hawai’i, as of 2017, 6.2% of households spoke limited English at home. Of those 28,117 households, 22% speak a language that falls under the very broad umbrella of “Asian and Pacific Island languages.” In Hawai’i, that includes Tagalog, Ilocano, Japanese, Korean. Do you know how to say chest pain in Visayan? Or Fukinese? Samoan?

The above are just a selection of the web resources most relevant to healthcare providers in Hawai’i. As always, if you have any questions, reach out to your JABSOM librarians!