How can we make Microsoft Teams better?

Hawaiian language support

We would like MS to support the Hawaiian language in Teams.

14 votes
Sign in
(thinking…)
Sign in with: Facebook Google
Signed in as (Sign out)

We’ll send you updates on this idea

Anonymous shared this idea  ·   ·  Flag idea as inappropriate…  ·  Admin →

20 comments

Sign in
(thinking…)
Sign in with: Facebook Google
Signed in as (Sign out)
Submitting...
  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dear MS,

    Please support the Hawaiian language by including it as a standard language to be transcribed for our career and technical students who use the MS platform every day.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    To Microsoft,

    Please do the right thing, by not supporting the oppression of the Hawaiian language.

  • Joe commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Dear Microsoft please support the Hawaiian language and the many people that use it!

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Please make sure you click on the Vote button at the top of this thread...in addition to commenting on your support. Thanks...

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I vote for MS to support 'olelo Hawai'i in Teams. The language is the culture and culture is the language. Let's do all we can to perpetuate the Hawaiian culture.

  • Anonymous commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    The 2 official languages of the State of Hawai‘i are Hawaiian and English. Adding the Hawaiian language to MS Teams would show support and respect for the culture and diversity of one of the 50 States in the U.S.

  • Momi Kamahele commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    I believe, as avered by Ngugi Wa Thiongo, that language carries culture. Without the language the culture dies for language is the "memory bank" of a people, holding generations of behaviors, actions, beliefs, philosophies, ethics, history, science, economics, politics, mathematics, and many others. We in the Hawaiian community today are fortunate and benefit from those prescient kupuna (elders) who understood the need to revitalize ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi (Hawaiian language) nearly 50 years ago. As a result, the State of Hawaiʻi officially recognized ʻŌlelo Hawaiʻi as one of 2 languages of this State; it is codified in the Hawaiʻi State Constitution. In todayʻs highly technological world it is important to have this kind of platform to inform the world (and Hawaiians who live far and wide) that not only does it exist and is used in schools across the State, but that non-Hawaiians have benefited significantly from the values, beliefs and philosophies that emanate from this language. One primary example is Mālama ʻĀina, loving care for the land: the ancient idea and practice that on a small land mass that is an island when you take care of the land, it will feed and take care of you. So please consider our request.

  • Emily Broderick commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Aloha. Please support Hawaiian language by including it as a standard language to be transcribed. Hawaiian is a language with a national and cultural identity used regularly within a state in the USA. Many individuals within Hawaii's many community and academic institutions use the language daily. The Hawaiian language is well over due for technological support. Mahalo.

  • Manulani Aluli-Meyer commented  ·   ·  Flag as inappropriate

    Aloha mai e kuu mau hoa (Greetings beloveds!) Every language needs champions! I work in the most densely populated area of Native Hawaiians in the world, and most of us do not speak or use our language daily. It is slowly growing and evolving, however, because it is the nature of aloha to thrive through this process of collective healing. We here at the University of Hawaii West Oahu believe in the values and principles within our Hawaiian language, and this kind of technical support will go a long way into helping us shape the essence within the form. Mahalo for allowing us to comment. Although I am not a language speaker, we sing, pray, greet, and understand ourselves through our proverbs, love of elders, care of ʻāina, and yes...our language. Olelo only points the way to our own embodied practices, but they are definite sign-posts we can follow. Any support in this is to be encouraged. Please support Hawaiiʻs role in world-wide awakening!
    me ke aloha, manu aluli meyer

Feedback and Knowledge Base



You are about to visit the UserVoice site for Microsoft Teams

We have partnered with UserVoice, a 3rd party service providing public discussion forums for product-specific feedback.

By clicking "Continue to UserVoice" you agree to UserVoice's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.