Written in both the Niihau dialect of the Hawaiian language and in English, "Aloha Niihau" is a compilation of oral histories by three women from Niihau: Emalia Licayan, Virginia Nizo and Elama Kanahele. The Niihau dialect has continued from ancient times relatively unchanged. It contains the very codes to a Hawaiian perspective that can be obtained only by close association with native speakers. "Aloha Niihau" seeks to help students of Hawaiian increase their knowledge and understanding of the culture and language. For the Niihau community, this text will help to preserve the oral histories of Niihau in their important native dialect.