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The revitalization of the Hawaiian language is considered a success in the short term due to several factors including favorable government policies regarding revitalization, a large independent movement that formed the core of the language revitalization movement and provided the basis for Hawaiian language schools, and successful adaptation and use of the Internet and other multimedia sources to teach and promote use of the Hawaiian language. However, even though the revitalization effort has been largely successful, there are still several problems associated with the language revitalization movement. These problems include the authenticity of the version of the Hawaiian language being taught in schools and to students, government policies that were implemented that were not conducive to the retention and continued revitalization of the Hawaiian language, and the non-beneficial involvement of non-indigenous people in the revitalization effort and teaching indigenous Hawaiians their language.

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