The Hawaii Portal
With a unique culture and language, Hawaii became the 50th
state of the
United States on August 21, 1959. It is located in the North
Pacific Ocean, 2,300 miles (3,700 km) from
the mainland, at
21°18′41″N 157°47′47″W / 21.31139°N 157.79639°W.
Hawaiian Archipelago comprises eight islands and
atolls extending across a distance of 1,500 miles (2,400 km). Of these, eight are considered "main islands" and are located at the southeastern end of the archipelago. These islands are: from (northwest to southeast)
Hawaiʻi. The latter is by far the largest, called the "Big Island" or "Big Isle". In the 19th Century, they were known as the Sandwich Islands.
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This section is here to highlight some of the most common words of the Hawaiian Language, ʻŌlelo, that are used in everyday conversation amongst locals.
May there be friendship or love between us, greetings (to more than one person)
Same as above, but to one person.'
"Hawaiʻi loa kū like kākou kū paʻa me ka lokahi e kū kala me ka wiwoʻole. ʻOnipaʻa kākou, ʻonipaʻa kākou, a lanakila nā kini e. E ola, e ola, e ola nā kini e." —
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