Hawaii comprises nearly
the entire Hawaiian archipelago
, 137 volcanic islands
spanning 1,500 miles (2,400 km) that are physiographically
part of the Polynesian
subregion of Oceania
The state's ocean coastline is consequently the fourth longest in the U.S
., at about 750 miles (1,210 km).[b]
The eight main islands, from northwest to southeast, are Niʻihau
, and Hawaiʻi
, after which the state is named; it is often called the "Big Island" or "Hawaii Island" to avoid confusion with the state or archipelago. The uninhabited Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
make up most of the Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
, the nation's largest protected area
and the third largest
in the world.
Settled by Polynesians
some time between 124 and 1120, Hawaii was home to numerous independent chiefdoms. The British explorer James Cook
was the first known non-Polynesian to arrive at the archipelago, in 1778; early British influence is reflected in the state flag
's design. An influx of European and American explorers, traders, and whalers arrived shortly thereafter, introducing diseases that decimated the once isolated indigenous community. Hawaii became a unified, internationally recognized kingdom
in 1810, remaining independent until Western businessmen overthrew
the monarchy in 1893; this led to annexation by the U.S.
in 1898. As a strategically valuable U.S. territory
, Hawaii was attacked by Japan
on December 7, 1941, which brought it global and historical significance, and contributed to America's decisive entry into World War II. Hawaii is the most recent state to join the union
, on August 21, 1959.
In 1993, the U.S. government formally apologized
for its role in the overthrow of Hawaii's government, which spurred the Hawaiian sovereignty movement
Of the 50 U.S. states
, Hawaii is the eighth-smallest in area
and the 11th-least populous
, but the 13th-most densely populated
, with 1.4 million residents. Two-thirds of the population lives on O'ahu, home to the state's capital and largest city, Honolulu
. Hawaii is among the country's most diverse states, owing to its central location in the Pacific and over two centuries of migration; it has the nation's only Asian American
plurality, largest Buddhist community
and largest proportion of multiracial people
Consequently, it is a unique melting pot
of Southeast Asian
, East Asian
and North American
cultures, in addition to its indigenous Hawaiian
Historically dominated by a plantation economy
, Hawaii remains a major agricultural exporter due to its fertile soil and uniquely tropical climate in the U.S. Its economy has gradually diversified since the mid-20th century, with tourism and military defense becoming the two largest sectors. The state attracts tourists, surfers, and scientists from around the world with its diverse natural scenery, warm tropical climate, abundance of public beaches, oceanic surroundings, active volcanoes, and clear skies on the Big Island. Hawaii hosts the U.S. Pacific Fleet
, the world's largest naval command, as well as 75,000 employees of the Defense Department.
The state of Hawaii derives its name from the name of its largest island, Hawaiʻi
. A common Hawaiian explanation of the name of Hawaiʻi is that it was named for Hawaiʻiloa
, a legendary figure from Hawaiian myth. He is said to have discovered the islands when they were first settled.
Spelling of state name
In 1978, Hawaiian was added to the Constitution of the State of Hawaii as an official state language alongside English.
The title of the state constitution is The Constitution of the State of Hawaii
. Article XV, Section 1 of the Constitution uses The State of Hawaii
were not used because the document, drafted in 1949,
predates the use of the ʻokina
⟨ʻ⟩ and the kahakō
in modern Hawaiian orthography. The exact spelling of the state's name in the Hawaiian language is Hawaiʻi
In the Hawaii Admission Act
that granted Hawaiian statehood, the federal government recognized Hawaii
as the official state name. Official government publications, department and office titles, and the Seal of Hawaii
use the traditional spelling with no symbols for glottal stops or vowel length.
Geography and environment
There are eight main Hawaiian islands. Seven are inhabited, but only six are open to tourists and locals. Niʻihau is privately managed by brothers Bruce and Keith Robinson
; access is restricted to those who have their permission. This island is also home to native Hawaiians. Access to uninhabited Kahoʻolawe
island is also restricted and anyone who enters without permission will be arrested. This island may also be dangerous since it was a military base during the world wars and could still have unexploded ordnance.
The Hawaiian archipelago
is 2,000 mi (3,200 km) southwest of the contiguous United States.
Hawaii is the southernmost U.S. state and the second westernmost after Alaska
. Hawaii, like Alaska, does not border any other U.S. state. It is the only U.S. state that is not geographically located in North America, the only state completely surrounded by water and that is entirely an archipelago, and the only state in which coffee is commercially cultivable.
In addition to the eight main islands, the state has many smaller islands and islets. Kaʻula
is a small island near Niʻihau. The Northwest Hawaiian Islands
is a group of nine small, older islands to the northwest of Kauaʻi that extend from Nihoa
to Kure Atoll
; these are remnants of once much larger volcanic mountains. Across the archipelago are around 130 small rocks and islets, such as Molokini
, which are either volcanic, marine sedimentary or erosional in origin.
Hawaiʻi's tallest mountain Mauna Kea
is 13,796 ft (4,205 m) above mean sea level;
it is taller than Mount Everest
if measured from the base of the mountain, which lies on the floor of the Pacific Ocean and rises about 33,500 feet (10,200 m).
Pāhoehoe (smooth lava) spills into the Ocean, forming new rock.
The Hawaiian islands were formed by volcanic activity initiated at an undersea magma
source called the Hawaiʻi hotspot
. The process is continuing to build islands; the tectonic plate
beneath much of the Pacific Ocean continually moves northwest and the hot spot remains stationary, slowly creating new volcanoes. Because of the hotspot's location, all currently active land volcanoes are located on the southern half of Hawaiʻi Island. The newest volcano, Lōʻihi Seamount
, is located south of the coast of Hawaiʻi Island.
The last volcanic eruption outside Hawaiʻi Island occurred at Haleakalā
on Maui before the late 18th century, possibly hundreds of years earlier.
In 1790, Kīlauea exploded
; it was the deadliest eruption known to have occurred in the modern era in what is now the United States.
Up to 5,405 warriors and their families marching on Kīlauea
were killed by the eruption.
Volcanic activity and subsequent erosion have created impressive geological features. Hawaii Island has the second-highest point
among the world's islands.
On the flanks of the volcanoes, slope instability has generated damaging earthquakes and related tsunamis
, particularly in 1868
Steep cliffs have been created by catastrophic debris avalanches
on the submerged flanks of ocean island volcanoes.
erupted in May 2018, opening 22 fissure vents on its East Rift Zone
. The Leilani Estates
and Lanipuna Gardens are situated within this territory. The destruction affected at least 36 buildings and this coupled with the lava
flows and the sulfur dioxide
fumes, necessitated the evacuation of more than 2,000 local inhabitants from the neighborhoods.
Flora and fauna
The islands of Hawaiʻi are distant from other land habitats, and life is thought to have arrived there by wind, waves (i.e., by ocean currents), and wings (i.e., birds, insects, and any seeds that they may have carried on their feathers). Hawaiʻi has more endangered species and has lost a higher percentage of its endemic species than any other U.S. state.
The endemic plant Brighamia
now requires hand-pollination because its natural pollinator is presumed to be extinct.
The two species of Brighamia
and B. insignis
—are represented in the wild by around 120 individual plants. To ensure that these plants set seed, biologists rappel down 3,000-foot (910 m) cliffs to brush pollen onto their stigmas.
The extant main islands of the archipelago
have been above the surface of the ocean for fewer than 10 million years; a fraction of the time biological colonization
and evolution have occurred there. The islands are well known for the environmental diversity
that occurs on high mountains within a trade winds field. On a single island, the climate around the coasts can range from dry tropical
(less than 20 inches or 510 millimeters annual rainfall) to wet tropical; on the slopes, environments range from tropical rainforest
(more than 200 inches or 5,100 millimeters per year), through a temperate climate
, to alpine
conditions with a cold, dry climate. The rainy climate impacts soil development
, which largely determines ground permeability, affecting the distribution of streams and wetlands
The Papahānaumokuākea Marine National Monument
was proclaimed by President George W. Bush
on June 15, 2006. The monument covers roughly 140,000 square miles (360,000 km2
) of reefs, atolls, and shallow and deep sea out to 50 miles (80 km) offshore in the Pacific Ocean—an area larger than all the national parks in the U.S. combined.
A true-color satellite view of Hawaii shows that most of the islands' vegetation is on their northeast sides, which face the wind. The silver glow indicates calmer waters downwind.
Hawaiʻi's climate is typical for the tropics, although temperatures and humidity tend to be less extreme because of near-constant trade winds
from the east. Summer highs usually reach around 88 °F (31 °C) during the day, with the temperature reaching a low of 75 °F (24 °C) at night. Winter day temperatures are usually around 83 °F (28 °C); at low elevation they seldom dip below 65 °F (18 °C) at night. Snow, not usually associated with the tropics, falls at 13,800 feet (4,200 m) on Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa
on Hawaii Island in some winter months. Snow rarely falls on Haleakalā. Mount Waiʻaleʻale
on Kauaʻi has the second-highest average annual rainfall on Earth, about 460 inches (12,000 mm) per year. Most of Hawaii experiences only two seasons; the dry season runs from May to October and the wet season is from October to April.
The warmest temperature recorded in the state, in Pahala
on April 27, 1931, is 100 °F (38 °C), making it tied with Alaska
as the lowest record high temperature observed in a U.S. state.
Hawaiʻi's record low temperature is 12 °F (−11 °C) observed in May 1979, on the summit of Mauna Kea
. Hawaiʻi is the only state to have never recorded sub-zero Fahrenheit temperatures.
Climates vary considerably on each island; they can be divided into windward and leeward
, respectively) areas based upon location relative to the higher mountains. Windward sides face cloud cover.
Hawaiʻi is one of two states that were widely recognized independent nations prior to joining the United States. The Kingdom of Hawaiʻi
was sovereign from 1810 until 1893 when the monarchy was overthrown
by resident American and European capitalists and landholders. Hawaiʻi was an independent republic from 1894 until August 12, 1898, when it officially became a territory of the United States. Hawaiʻi was admitted as a U.S. state on August 21, 1959.
First human settlement – Ancient Hawaiʻi (800–1778)
Based on archaeological evidence, the earliest habitation of the Hawaiian Islands dates to around AD 300, probably by Polynesian settlers from the Marquesas Islands
.[dubious – discuss]
A second wave of migration from Raiatea
and Bora Bora
took place in the 11th century. The date of the human discovery and habitation of the Hawaiian Islands is the subject of academic debate.
Some archaeologists and historians think it was a later wave of immigrants from Tahiti
around AD 1000 who introduced a new line of high chiefs, the kapu
system, the practice of human sacrifice, and the building of heiau
This later immigration is detailed in Hawaiian mythology
) about Paʻao
. Other authors say there is no archaeological or linguistic evidence for a later influx of Tahitian settlers and that Paʻao must be regarded as a myth.
The history of the islands is marked by a slow, steady growth in population and the size of the chiefdoms
, which grew to encompass whole islands. Local chiefs, called aliʻi
, ruled their settlements, and launched wars to extend their influence and defend their communities from predatory rivals. Ancient Hawaiʻi was a caste
-based society, much like that of Hindus in India.
The 1778 arrival of British explorer Captain James Cook
marked the first documented contact by a European explorer with Hawaiʻi; early British influence can be seen in the design of the flag of Hawaiʻi
, which bears the Union Jack
in the top-left corner. Cook named the archipelago "the Sandwich Islands" in honor of his sponsor John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich
, publishing the islands' location and rendering the native name as Owyhee
. The form 'Owyhee' or 'Owhyhee'
is preserved in the names of certain locations in the American part of the Pacific Northwest, among them Owyhee County
and Owyhee Mountains
, named after three native Hawaiian members of a trapping party who went missing in the area.
It is very possible that Spanish explorers
arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in the 16th century, two hundred years before Cook's first documented visit in 1778. Ruy López de Villalobos
commanded a fleet of six ships that left Acapulco
in 1542 bound for the Philippines, with a Spanish sailor named Juan Gaetano aboard as pilot. Depending on the interpretation, Gaetano's reports describe an encounter with either Hawaiʻi or the Marshall Islands
.[better source needed]
If de Villalobos' crew spotted Hawaiʻi, Gaetano would thus be considered the first European to see the islands. Some scholars have dismissed these claims due to a lack of credibility.
Nonetheless, Spanish archives contain a chart that depicts islands at the same latitude as Hawaiʻi, but with a longitude ten degrees east of the islands. In this manuscript, the island of Maui is named La Desgraciada
(The Unfortunate Island), and what appears to be Hawaiʻi Island is named La Mesa
(The Table). Islands resembling Kahoʻolawe'
, and Molokaʻi
are named Los Monjes
For two-and-a-half centuries, Spanish galleons
crossed the Pacific from Mexico along a route that passed south of Hawaiʻi on their way to Manila
. The exact route was kept secret to protect the Spanish trade monopoly against competing powers. Hawaiʻi thus maintained independence, despite being situated on a sea route east–west between nations that were subjects of the Viceroyalty of New Spain
, an empire that exercised jurisdiction over many subject civilizations and kingdoms on both sides of the Pacific.
Despite such contested claims, Cook is generally credited as being the first European to land at Hawaiʻi, having visited the Hawaiian Islands twice. As he prepared for departure after his second visit in 1779, a quarrel ensued as Cook took temple idols and fencing as "firewood",
and a minor chief and his men stole a boat from his ship. Cook abducted the King of Hawaiʻi Island
, and held him for ransom aboard his ship in order to gain return of Cook's boat, as this tactic had previously worked in Tahiti and other islands.
Instead, the supporters of Kalaniʻōpuʻu attacked, killing Cook and four sailors as Cook's party retreated along the beach to their ship. The ship departed without retrieving the stolen boat.
After Cook's visit and the publication of several books relating his voyages, the Hawaiian Islands attracted many European and American visitors: explorers, traders, and eventually whalers, who found the islands to be a convenient harbor and source of supplies. These visitors introduced diseases to the once-isolated islands, causing the Hawaiian population to drop precipitously.
Native Hawaiians had no resistance to Eurasian diseases, such as influenza
. By 1820, disease, famine and wars between the chiefs killed more than half of the Native Hawaiian population.
During the 1850s, measles killed a fifth of Hawaiʻi's people.
Historical records indicated the earliest Chinese immigrants to Hawaiʻi originated from Guangdong Province
; a few sailors had arrived in 1778 with Captain Cook's journey, and more arrived in 1789 with an American trader who settled in Hawaiʻi in the late 18th century. It is said that leprosy was introduced by Chinese workers by 1830, and as with the other new infectious diseases, it proved damaging to the Hawaiians.
House of Kamehameha
Kamehameha I conquered the Hawaiian Islands and established a unified monarchy across the archipelago.
During the 1780s, and 1790s, chiefs often fought for power. After a series of battles that ended in 1795, all inhabited islands were subjugated under a single ruler, who became known as King Kamehameha the Great
. He established the House of Kamehameha
, a dynasty that ruled the kingdom until 1872.
After Kamehameha II
inherited the throne in 1819, American Protestant missionaries to Hawaiʻi converted many Hawaiians to Christianity. They used their influence to end many traditional practices of the people.
During the reign of King Kamehameha III
, Hawaiʻi turned into a Christian monarchy with the signing of the 1840 Constitution
. Hiram Bingham I
, a prominent Protestant missionary, was a trusted adviser to the monarchy during this period. Other missionaries and their descendants became active in commercial and political affairs, leading to conflicts between the monarchy and its restive American subjects.
Catholic and Mormon missionaries were also active in the kingdom, but they converted a minority of the Native Hawaiian population.
Missionaries from each major group administered to the leper colony at Kalaupapa on Molokaʻi, which was established in 1866 and operated well into the 20th century. The best known were Father Damien
and Mother Marianne Cope
, both of whom were canonized in the early 21st century as Roman Catholic saints
1887 Constitution and overthrow preparations
In 1887, Kalākaua was forced to sign the 1887 Constitution of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi
. Drafted by white businessmen and lawyers, the document stripped the king of much of his authority. It established a property qualification for voting that effectively disenfranchised most Hawaiians and immigrant laborers and favored the wealthier, white elite. Resident whites were allowed to vote but resident Asians were not. As the 1887 Constitution was signed under threat of violence, it is known as the Bayonet Constitution. King Kalākaua, reduced to a figurehead, reigned until his death in 1891. His sister, Queen Liliʻuokalani
, succeeded him; she was the last monarch of Hawaiʻi.
In 1893, Queen Liliʻuokalani announced plans for a new constitution to proclaim herself an absolute monarch. On January 14, 1893, a group of mostly Euro-American business leaders and residents formed the Committee of Safety
to stage a coup d'état
against the kingdom and seek annexation by the United States. United States Government Minister John L. Stevens
, responding to a request from the Committee of Safety, summoned a company of U.S. Marines. The Queen's soldiers did not resist. According to historian William Russ, the monarchy was unable to protect itself.
Overthrow of 1893 – Republic of Hawaiʻi (1894–1898)
On January 17, 1893, Queen Liliʻuokalani
was overthrown and replaced by a provisional government composed of members of the Committee of Safety. The United States Minister to the Kingdom of Hawaii
(John L. Stevens
) conspired with U.S. citizens to overthrow the monarchy.
After the overthrow, Lawyer Sanford B. Dole
, a citizen of Hawaii, became President of the Republic when the Provisional Government of Hawaiʻi
ended on July 4, 1894. Controversy ensued in the following years as the Queen tried to regain her throne. The administration of President Grover Cleveland
commissioned the Blount Report
, which concluded that the removal of Liliʻuokalani had been illegal. The U.S. government first demanded that Queen Liliʻuokalani be reinstated, but the Provisional Government refused.
Congress conducted an independent investigation, and on February 26, 1894, submitted the Morgan Report
, which found all parties, including Minister Stevens—with the exception of the Queen—"not guilty" and not responsible for the coup.
Partisans on both sides of the debate questioned the accuracy and impartiality of both the Blount and Morgan reports over the events of 1893.
In 1993, the US Congress passed a joint Apology Resolution
regarding the overthrow; it was signed by President Bill Clinton
. The resolution apologized and said that the overthrow was illegal in the following phrase: "The Congress—on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the illegal overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi on January 17, 1893, acknowledges the historical significance of this event which resulted in the suppression of the inherent sovereignty of the Native Hawaiian people."
The Apology Resolution also "acknowledges that the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi occurred with the active participation of agents and citizens of the United States and further acknowledges that the Native Hawaiian people never directly relinquished to the United States their claims to their inherent sovereignty as a people over their national lands, either through the Kingdom of Hawaiʻi or through a plebiscite or referendum".
Annexation – Territory of Hawaiʻi (1898–1959)
After William McKinley
won the 1896 U.S. presidential election, advocates pressed to annex the Republic of Hawaiʻi. The previous president, Grover Cleveland, was a friend of Queen Liliʻuokalani. McKinley was open to persuasion by U.S. expansionists and by annexationists from Hawaiʻi. He met with three non-native annexationists: Lorrin A. Thurston
, Francis March Hatch and William Ansel Kinney
. After negotiations in June 1897, Secretary of State John Sherman
agreed to a treaty of annexation with these representatives of the Republic of Hawaiʻi.
The U.S. Senate
never ratified the treaty. Despite the opposition of most native Hawaiians,
the Newlands Resolution
was used to annex the Republic to the U.S.; it became the Territory of Hawaiʻi
. The Newlands Resolution was passed by the House on June 15, 1898, by 209 votes in favor to 91 against, and by the Senate on July 6, 1898, by a vote of 42 to 21.
In 1900, Hawaiʻi was granted self-governance and retained ʻIolani Palace
as the territorial capitol building. Despite several attempts to become a state, Hawaii remained a territory for 60 years. Plantation owners and capitalists, who maintained control through financial institutions such as the Big Five
, found territorial status convenient because they remained able to import cheap, foreign labor. Such immigration and labor practices were prohibited in many states.
Political changes of 1954 – State of Hawaiʻi (1959–present)
Prior to the postwar labor movement, Hawaii was governed by plantation owners. Here, three young women pack pineapples into cans in 1928.
In the 1950s, the power of the plantation owners was broken by the descendants of immigrant laborers, who were born in Hawaiʻi and were U.S. citizens. They voted against the Hawaiʻi Republican Party
, strongly supported by plantation owners. The new majority voted for the Democratic Party of Hawaiʻi
, which dominated territorial and state politics for more than 40 years. Eager to gain full representation in Congress and the Electoral College, residents actively campaigned for statehood. In Washington there was talk that Hawaiʻi would be a Republican Party stronghold so it was matched with the admission of Alaska, seen as a Democratic Party stronghold. These predictions turned out to be inaccurate; today, Hawaiʻi votes Democratic predominantly, while Alaska votes Republican.
Population density map of Hawaii, 2010
After Europeans and mainland Americans first arrived during the Kingdom of Hawaii
period, the overall population of Hawaii—which until that time composed solely of Indigenous Hawaiians—fell dramatically. Many people of the Indigenous Hawaiian population died to foreign diseases, declining from 300,000 in the 1770s, to 60,000 in the 1850s, to 24,000 in 1920. In 1923 42% of the population was of Japanese descent, 9% was of Chinese descent, and 16% was native descent.
The population of Hawaii began to finally increase after an influx of primarily Asian settlers that arrived as migrant laborers at the end of the 19th century.
The unmixed indigenous Hawaiian population has still not restored itself to its 300,000 pre-contact level. As of 2010, only 156,000 persons declared themselves to be of Native Hawaiian-only ancestry, just over half the pre-contact level Native Hawaiian population, although an additional 371,000 persons declared themselves to possess Native Hawaiian ancestry in combination with one or more other races (including other Polynesian groups, but mostly Asian and/or Caucasian).
As of 2018, Hawaii had an estimated population of 1,420,491; a decrease of 7,047 from the previous year and an increase of 60,190 (4.42%) since 2010. This includes a natural increase of 48,111 (96,028 births minus 47,917 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 16,956 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 30,068; migration within the country produced a net loss of 13,112 people.[needs update]
The center of population of Hawaii is located on the island of O'ahu
. Large numbers of Native Hawaiians have moved to Las Vegas
, which has been called the "ninth island" of Hawaii.
Hawaii has a de facto
population of over 1.4 million, due in part to a large number of military personnel and tourist residents. O'ahu
is the most populous island; it has the highest population density with a resident population of just under one million in 597 square miles (1,546 km2
), approximately 1,650 people per square mile.[e]
Hawaii's 1.4 million residents, spread across 6,000 square miles (15,500 km2
) of land, result in an average population density of 188.6 persons per square mile.
The state has a lower population density than Ohio
The average projected lifespan of people born in Hawaii in 2000 is 79.8 years; 77.1 years if male, 82.5 if female—longer than the average lifespan of any other U.S. state
As of 2011 the U.S. military reported it had 42,371 personnel on the islands.
Japanese immigration to Hawaii was largely fueled by the high demand for plantation labor in Hawaii post-annexation.
According to the 2010 United States Census, Hawaii had a population of 1,360,301. The state's population identified as 38.6% Asian
; 24.7% White
(22.7% non-Hispanic White alone); 23.6% from two or more races; 10.0% Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; 8.9% Hispanics
and Latinos of any race; 1.6% Black or African American; 1.2% from some other race; and 0.3% Native American and Alaska Native.
Hawaii racial breakdown of population
Hawaii has the highest percentage of Asian Americans and multiracial Americans and the lowest percentage of White Americans of any state. It is the only state where people who identify as Asian Americans are the largest ethnic group. In 2012, 14.5% of the resident population under age 1 was non-Hispanic white.
Hawaii's Asian population consists mainly of 198,000 (14.6%) Filipino Americans, 185,000 (13.6%) Japanese Americans, roughly 55,000 (4.0%) Chinese Americans, and 24,000 (1.8%) Korean Americans
There are more than 80,000 Indigenous Hawaiians—5.9% of the population.
Including those with partial ancestry, Samoan Americans constitute 2.8% of Hawaii's population, and Tongan Americans constitute 0.6%.
Over 120,000 (8.8%) Hispanic and Latino Americans live in Hawaii. Mexican Americans number over 35,000 (2.6%); Puerto Ricans exceed 44,000 (3.2%). Multiracial Americans constitute almost 25% of Hawaii's population, exceeding 320,000 people. Eurasian Americans are a prominent mixed-race group, numbering about 66,000 (4.9%). The non-Hispanic White population numbers around 310,000—just over 20% of the population. The multi-racial population outnumbers the non-Hispanic white population by about 10,000 people.
In 1970, the Census Bureau reported Hawaii's population was 38.8% white and 57.7% Asian and Pacific Islander.
The five largest European ancestries in Hawaii are German (7.4%), Irish (5.2%), English (4.6%), Portuguese (4.3%) and Italian (2.7%). About 82.2% of the state's residents were born in the United States. Roughly 75% of foreign-born residents originate in Asia. Hawaii is a majority-minority state
. It was expected to be one of three states that will not have a non-Hispanic white plurality in 2014; the other two are California
and New Mexico
Map of the largest racial/ethnic group by county. Red indicates Native Hawaiian, blue indicates non-Hispanic white, and green indicates Asian. Darker shades indicate a higher proportion of the population.
The third group of foreigners to arrive in Hawaii were from China. Chinese workers on Western trading ships settled in Hawaii starting in 1789. In 1820, the first American missionaries arrived to preach Christianity and teach the Hawaiians Western ways.
As of 2015, a large proportion of Hawaii's population have Asian ancestry—especially Filipino, Japanese and Chinese. Many are descendants of immigrants brought to work on the sugarcane plantations in the mid-to-late 19th century. The first 153 Japanese immigrants arrived in Hawaii on June 19, 1868. They were not approved by the then-current Japanese government because the contract was between a broker and the Tokugawa shogunate
—by then replaced by the Meiji Restoration. The first Japanese current-government-approved immigrants arrived on February 9, 1885, after Kalākaua's petition to Emperor Meiji
when Kalākaua visited Japan in 1881.
Almost 13,000 Portuguese migrants had arrived by 1899; they also worked on the sugarcane plantations.
By 1901, more than 5,000 Puerto Ricans were living in Hawaii.
Many Portuguese immigrants were Azorean
. They brought with them Roman Catholicism and Portuguese language and cuisine.
are listed as Hawaii's official languages in the state's 1978 constitution, in Article XV, Section 4.
However, the use of Hawaiian is limited because the constitution specifies that "Hawaiian shall be required for public acts and transactions only as provided by law". Hawaiʻi Creole English
, locally referred to as "Pidgin", is the native language of many native residents and is a second language for many others.
As of the 2000 Census, 73.4% of Hawaii residents age 5 and older exclusively speak English at home.
According to the 2008 American Community Survey, 74.6% of Hawaii's residents older than 5 speak only English at home.
In their homes, 21.0% of state residents speak an additional Asian language
, 2.6% speak Spanish, 1.6% speak other Indo-European languages
and 0.2% speak another language.
After English, other languages popularly spoken in the state are Tagalog
, Japanese and Ilocano
. Significant numbers of European immigrants and their descendants also speak their native languages; the most numerous are German, Portuguese, Italian and French.
5.4% of residents speak Tagalog—which includes non-native speakers of Filipino language
, the national, co-official, Tagalog-based language; 5.0% speak Japanese and 4.0% speak Ilocano; 1.2% speak Chinese, 1.7% speak Hawaiian; 1.7% speak Spanish; 1.6% speak Korean
; and 1.0% speak Samoan
According to Schütz, the Marquesans colonized the archipelago in roughly AD 300
and were later followed by waves of seafarers from the Society Islands
These Polynesians remained in the islands; they eventually became the Hawaiian people and their languages
evolved into the Hawaiian language.
Kimura and Wilson say, "[l]inguists agree that Hawaiian is closely related to Eastern Polynesian, with a particularly strong link in the Southern Marquesas, and a secondary link in Tahiti, which may be explained by voyaging between the Hawaiian and Society Islands".
Before the arrival of Captain James Cook, the Hawaiian language had no written form. That form was developed mainly by American Protestant missionaries between 1820 and 1826 who assigned to the Hawaiian phonemes letters from the Latin alphabet. Interest in Hawaiian increased significantly in the late 20th century. With the help of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, specially designated immersion schools in which all subjects would be taught in Hawaiian were established. The University of Hawaii
developed a Hawaiian language graduate studies program. Municipal codes were altered to favor Hawaiian place and street names for new civic developments.
Hawaiian distinguishes between long and short vowel sounds
. In modern practice, vowel length is indicated with a macron
). Hawaiian-language newspapers (nūpepa
) published from 1834 to 1948 and traditional native speakers of Hawaiian generally omit the marks in their own writing. The ʻokina and kahakō are intended to help non-native speakers.
The Hawaiian language uses the glottal stop
) as a consonant. It is written as a symbol similar to the apostrophe or left-hanging (opening) single quotation mark.
Mixed Hawaiian/European-American family in Honolulu, 1850s
Some residents of Hawaii
speak Hawaiʻi Creole English
(HCE), endonymically called pidgin
or pidgin English
. The lexicon of HCE derives mainly from English but also uses words that have derived from Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Ilocano and Tagalog. During the 19th century, the increase in immigration—mainly from China, Japan, Portugal—especially from the Azores
, and Spain—catalyzed the development of a hybrid variant of English known to its speakers as pidgin
. By the early 20th century, pidgin speakers had children who acquired it as their first language. HCE speakers use some Hawaiian words without those words being considered archaic.[clarification needed]
Most place names are retained from Hawaiian, as are some names for plants and animals. For example, tuna fish is often called by its Hawaiian name, ahi
HCE speakers have modified the meanings of some English words. For example, "aunty" and "uncle" may either refer to any adult who is a friend or be used to show respect to an elder. Syntax
follow distinctive rules different from those of General American English. For example, instead of "it is hot today, isn't it?", an HCE speaker would say simply "stay hot, eh?"[f]
The term da kine
is used as a filler
; a substitute for virtually any word or phrase. During the surfing
boom in Hawaii, HCE was influenced by surfer slang. Some HCE expressions, such as brah
and da kine
, have found their ways elsewhere through surfing communities.
Religion in Hawaii (2014)
Christianity is the most widespread religion in Hawaii, mainly represented by various Protestants
groups, Roman Catholics
. The second largest religion is Buddhism
, especially among the Japanese community. The uaffiliated account for one-quarter of the population, making Hawaii one of the most secular states in the U.S..
The largest denominations by number of adherents were the Roman Catholic Church with 249,619 adherents in 2010,
the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with 68,128 adherents in 2009,
the United Church of Christ
with 115 congregations and 20,000 members, and the Southern Baptist Convention with 108 congregations and 18,000 members.
All non-denominational churches have 128 congregations and 32,000 members.
According to data provided by religious establishments, religion in Hawaii in 2000 was distributed as follows:
- Christianity: 351,000 (29%)
- Buddhism: 110,000 (9%)
- Judaism: 10,000 (1%)
- Other: 100,000 (10%)[A]
- Unaffiliated: 650,000 (51%)[B]
- ^ "Other" refers to religions other than Christianity, Buddhism, or Judaism; this group includes Baháʼí Faith, Confucianism, Daoism, the Hawaiian religion, Hinduism, Islam, Sikhism, Shintoism, Zoroastrianism, and other religions.
- ^ "Unaffiliated" refers to people who do not belong to a congregation; this group includes agnostics, atheists, humanists, deists and the irreligious.
poll found that the religious composition was as follows:
Religious affiliation in Hawaii (2014)
Note: Births in this table do not add up, because Hispanic peoples are counted both by their ethnicity and by their race, giving a higher overall number.
Live births by Single Race/Ethnicity of Mother
1) Until 2016, data for births of Asian origin, included also births of the Pacific Islander group.
2) Since 2016, data for births of White Hispanic
origin are not collected, but included in one Hispanic
group; persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race.
Hawaii has had a long history of LGBT
("in the middle") were a precolonization third gender
with traditional spiritual and social roles; māhū
were a respected group of people widely regarded as healers. The concept of aikāne
referred to homosexual relationships, widely accepted as a normal part of ancient Hawaiian society.
Among men, aikāne
relationships often began as teens and continued throughout their adult lives, even if they also maintained heterosexual partners.
usually refers to male homosexuality, some stories also refer to women, implying that women may have been involved in aikāne
relationships as well.
Journals written by Captain Cook
's crew record that many aliʻi
(hereditary nobles) also engaged in aikāne
relationships, and Kamehameha the Great
, the founder and first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii
, was also known to participate. Cook's second lieutenant and co-astronomer James King
observed that "all the chiefs had them", and recounts that Cook was actually asked by one chief to leave King behind, considering the role a great honor.
According to Hawaiian scholar Lilikalā Kameʻeleihiwa
, "If you didn't sleep with a man, how could you trust him when you went into battle? How would you know if he was going to be the warrior that would protect you at all costs, if he wasn't your lover?"
During the late 19th and early 20th century, the word aikāne
of its original sexual meaning by colonialism, and in print simply meant "friend". Nonetheless, in Hawaiian language publications its metaphorical meaning can still mean either "friend" or "lover" without stigmatization.
A 2012 poll by Gallup found that Hawaii had the largest proportion of LGBT adults in the U.S., at 5.1%, an estimated 53,966 individuals. The number of same-sex couple households in 2010 was 3,239; a 35.5% increase of figures from a decade earlier.
In 2013, Hawaii became the fifteenth U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage; a University of Hawaii researcher reported at the time that the law may have been able to boost tourism by $217 million.
Post-annexation, Hawaii's economy and demographic changes were shaped mostly by growth in the agricultural sector.
From the end of World War II onwards, depictions and photographs, such as this, of Hawaii as a tropical, leisure paradise encouraged the growth of tourism in Hawaii, which eventually became the largest industry of the islands.
The U.S. federal government's spending on Hawaii-stationed personnel, installations and materiel, either directly or through military personnel spending, amounts to Hawaii's second largest source of income, after tourism.
The history of Hawaii's economy can be traced through a succession of dominant industries: sandalwood
, the military, tourism and education. Since statehood in 1959, tourism has been the largest industry, contributing 24.3% of the gross state product (GSP) in 1997, despite efforts to diversify. The state's gross output for 2003 was US$47 billion; per capita income for Hawaii residents in 2014 was US$54,516.
Hawaiian exports include food and clothing. These industries play a small role in the Hawaiian economy, due to the shipping distance to viable markets, such as the West Coast of the contiguous U.S. The state's food exports include coffee, macadamia nuts, pineapple, livestock, sugarcane and honey.
By weight, honey bees may be the state's most valuable export.
According to the Hawaii Agricultural Statistics Service, agricultural sales were US$370.9 million from diversified agriculture, US$100.6 million from pineapple, and US$64.3 million from sugarcane. Hawaii's relatively consistent climate has attracted the seed industry, which is able to test three generations of crops per year on the islands, compared with one or two on the mainland.
Seeds yielded US$264 million in 2012, supporting 1,400 workers.
As of December 2015, the state's unemployment rate was 3.2%.
In 2009, the United States military spent US$12.2 billion in Hawaii, accounting for 18% of spending in the state for that year. 75,000 United States Department of Defense personnel live in Hawaii.
According to a 2013 study by Phoenix Marketing International, Hawaii had the fourth-largest number of millionaires per capita in the United States, with a ratio of 7.2%.
Hawaii residents pay the most per person in state taxes in the United States.
Millions of tourists pay general excise tax
and hotel room tax.
The Hawaii Tax Foundation considers the state's tax burden too high, which it says contributes to higher prices and the perception of an unfriendly business climate.
State Senator Sam Slom
says state taxes are comparatively higher than other states because the state government handles education, health care, and social services that are usually handled at a county or municipal level in most other states.
Cost of living
The cost of living in Hawaii, specifically Honolulu, is high compared to that of most major U.S. cities, although it is 6.7% lower than in New York City and 3.6% lower than in San Francisco.
These numbers may not take into account some costs, such as increased travel costs for flights, additional shipping fees, and the loss of promotional participation opportunities for customers outside the contiguous U.S. While some online stores offer free shipping on orders to Hawaii, many merchants exclude Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico and certain other U.S. territories.
Hawaiian Electric Industries
, a privately owned company, provides 95% of the state's population with electricity, mostly from fossil-fuel power stations. Average electricity prices in October 2014 (36.41 cents per kilowatt-hour) were nearly three times the national average (12.58 cents per kilowatt-hour) and 80% higher than the second-highest state, Connecticut.
The median home value in Hawaii in the 2000 U.S. Census was US$272,700, while the national median home value was US$119,600. Hawaii home values were the highest of all states, including California with a median home value of US$211,500.
Research from the National Association of Realtors
places the 2010 median sale price of a single family home in Honolulu, Hawaii, at US$607,600 and the U.S. median sales price at US$173,200. The sale price of single family homes in Hawaii was the highest of any U.S. city in 2010, just above that of the Silicon Valley area of California (US$602,000).
Hawaii's very high cost of living
is the result of several interwoven factors of the global economy in addition to domestic U.S. government trade policy. Like other regions with desirable weather throughout the year, such as areas of California
, Hawaii's residents can be considered to be subject to a "sunshine tax
". This situation is further exacerbated by the natural factors of geography and world distribution that lead to higher prices for goods due to increased shipping costs, a problem which many island states and territories
suffer from as well.
The higher costs to ship goods across an ocean may be further increased by the requirements of the Jones Act
, which generally requires that goods be transported between places within the U.S., including between the mainland U.S. west coast and Hawaii, using only U.S.-owned, built, and crewed ships. Jones Act-compliant vessels are often more expensive to build and operate than foreign equivalents, which can drive up shipping costs. While the Jones Act does not affect transportation of goods to Hawaii directly from Asia, this type of trade is nonetheless not common; this is a result of other primarily economic reasons including additional costs associated with stopping over in Hawaii (e.g. pilot and port fees), the market size of Hawaii, and the economics of using ever-larger ships that cannot be handled in Hawaii for transoceanic voyages. Therefore, Hawaii relies on receiving most inbound goods on Jones Act-qualified vessels originating from the U.S. west coast, which may contribute to the increased cost of some consumer goods and therefore the overall cost of living.
Critics of the Jones Act contend that Hawaii consumers ultimately bear the expense of transporting goods imposed by the Jones Act.
The aboriginal culture of Hawaii is Polynesian. Hawaii represents the northernmost extension of the vast Polynesian Triangle
of the south and central Pacific Ocean. While traditional Hawaiian culture remains as vestiges in modern Hawaiian society, there are re-enactments of the ceremonies and traditions throughout the islands. Some of these cultural influences, including the popularity (in greatly modified form) of lūʻau
, are strong enough to affect the wider United States.
, or in Hawaiian kalo
, was one of the primary staples in Ancient Hawaii and remains a central ingredient in Hawaiian gastronomy today.
The cuisine of Hawaii
is a fusion of many foods brought by immigrants to the Hawaiian Islands, including the earliest Polynesians and Native Hawaiian cuisine
, and American
, Puerto Rican
, and Portuguese
origins. Plant and animal food sources are imported from around the world for agricultural use in Hawaii. Poi
, a starch made by pounding taro
, is one of the traditional foods of the islands. Many local restaurants serve the ubiquitous plate lunch
, which features two scoops of rice, a simplified version of American macaroni salad
and a variety of toppings including hamburger
patties, a fried egg, and gravy
of a loco moco
, Japanese style tonkatsu
or the traditional lūʻau favorites, including kālua
pork and laulau
. Spam musubi
is an example of the fusion of ethnic cuisine that developed on the islands among the mix of immigrant groups and military personnel. In the 1990s, a group of chefs developed Hawaii regional cuisine
as a contemporary fusion cuisine.
Customs and etiquette
Some key customs and etiquette in Hawaii are as follows: when visiting a home, it is considered good manners to bring a small gift for one's host (for example, a dessert). Thus, parties are usually in the form of potlucks. Most locals take their shoes off before entering a home. It is customary for Hawaiian families, regardless of ethnicity, to hold a luau to celebrate a child's first birthday. It is also customary at Hawaiian weddings, especially at Filipino weddings, for the bride and groom to do a money dance (also called the pandanggo
). Print media and local residents recommend that one refer to non-Hawaiians as "locals of Hawaii" or "people of Hawaii".
A stone carving of a Hawaiian deity, housed at a German museum
Hawaiian mythology includes the legends, historical tales, and sayings of the ancient Hawaiian people. It is considered a variant of a more general Polynesian mythology
that developed a unique character for several centuries before circa
1800. It is associated with the Hawaiian religion
, which was officially suppressed in the 19th century but was kept alive by some practitioners to the modern day.
Prominent figures and terms include Aumakua
, the spirit of an ancestor or family god and Kāne
, the highest of the four major Hawaiian deities.
A sacred god figure wrapping for the war god 'Oro
, made of woven dried coconut fibre (sennit
), which would have protected a Polynesian god effigy (to'o
), made of wood
Prior to the 15th century, Polynesian people
migrated east to the Cook Islands
, and from there to other island groups such as Tahiti and the Marquesas
. Their descendants later discovered the islands Tahiti, Rapa Nui and later the Hawaiian Islands and New Zealand.
The Polynesian languages are part of the Austronesian language family. Many are close enough in terms of vocabulary and grammar to be mutually intelligible
. There are also substantial cultural similarities between the various groups, especially in terms of social organization, childrearing, horticulture, building and textile technologies. Their mythologies in particular demonstrate local reworkings of commonly shared tales. The Polynesian cultures each have distinct but related oral traditions; legends or myths are traditionally considered to recount ancient history (the time of "pō") and the adventures of gods ("atua
") and deified ancestors.
List of state parks
The Portuguese cavaquinho
, a four-stringed instrument from which the ʻukulele
The music of Hawaii includes traditional and popular styles, ranging from native Hawaiian folk music to modern rock
and hip hop
. Hawaii's musical contributions to the music of the United States
are out of proportion to the state's small size.
Traditional Hawaiian folk music is a major part of the state's musical heritage. The Hawaiian people have inhabited the islands for centuries and have retained much of their traditional musical knowledge. Their music is largely religious in nature, and includes chanting and dance music.
Due to its distance from the continental United States, team sports in Hawaii are characterised by youth, collegial and amateur teams over professional teams, although some professional teams sports teams have at one time played in the state. Notable professional teams include The Hawaiians
, which played at the World Football League
in 1974 and 1975; the Hawaii Islanders
, a Triple-A minor league baseball team that played at the Pacific Coast League
from 1961 to 1987; and Team Hawaii
, a North American Soccer League
team that played in 1977.
Hawaiians have found success in the world of sumo wrestling
. Takamiyama Daigorō
was the first foreigner to ever win a sumo title in Japan, while his protege Akebono Tarō
became a top-level sumo wrestler in Japan during the 1990s before transitioning into a successful professional wrestling
career in the 2000s. Akebono was the first foreign-born Sumo to reach Yokozuna
in history and helped fuel a boom in interest in Sumo during his career.
Tourism is an important part of the Hawaiian economy. In 2003, according to state government data, there were more than 6.4 million visitors, with expenditures of over $10 billion, to the Hawaiian Islands.
Due to the mild year-round weather, tourist travel is popular throughout the year. The major holidays are the most popular times for outsiders to visit, especially in the winter months. Substantial numbers of Japanese tourists still visit the islands but have now been surpassed by Chinese and Koreans due to the collapse of the value of the Yen and the weak Japanese economy. The average Japanese stays only five days, while other Asians stay over 9.5 days and spend 25% more.
As of 2009, Hawaii's health care system insures 92% of residents. Under the state's plan, businesses are required to provide insurance to employees who work more than twenty hours per week. Heavy regulation of insurance companies helps reduce the cost to employers. Due in part to heavy emphasis on preventive care, Hawaiians require hospital treatment less frequently than the rest of the United States, while total health care expenses measured as a percentage of state GDP are substantially lower.
Proponents of universal health care
elsewhere in the U.S. sometimes use Hawaii as a model for proposed federal and state health care plans.
Hawaii has the only school system within the U.S. that is unified statewide. Policy decisions are made by the fourteen-member state Board of Education
, which sets policy and hires the superintendent of schools, who oversees the state Department of Education
. The Department of Education is divided into seven districts; four on Oʻahu and one for each of the other three counties.
Public elementary, middle and high school test scores in Hawaii are below national averages on tests mandated under the No Child Left Behind Act
. The Hawaii Board of Education requires all eligible students to take these tests and report all student test scores. This may have unbalanced the results that reported in August 2005 that of 282 schools across the state, 185 failed to reach federal minimum performance standards in mathematics and reading.
The ACT college placement tests
show that in 2005, seniors scored slightly above the national average (21.9 compared with 20.9),
but in the widely accepted SAT
examinations, Hawaii's college-bound seniors tend to score below the national average in all categories except mathematics.
Hawaii has the highest rates of private school attendance in the nation. During the 2011–2012 school year, Hawaii public and charter schools had an enrollment of 181,213,
while private schools had 37,695.
Private schools educated over 17% of students in Hawaii that school year, nearly three times the approximate national average of 6%.
According to Alia Wong of Honolulu Civil Beat
, this is due to private schools being relatively inexpensive compared to ones on the mainland as well as the overall reputations of private schools.
Independent and charter schools can select their students, while the public schools are open to all students in their district. The Kamehameha Schools are the only schools in the U.S. that openly grant admission to students based on ancestry; collectively, they are one of the wealthiest schools in the United States, if not the world, having over eleven billion US dollars
in estate assets.
In 2005, Kamehameha enrolled 5,398 students, 8.4% of the Native Hawaiian children in the state.
Colleges and universities
Honolulu International Airport
A system of state highways
encircles each main island. Only Oʻahu has federal highways, and is the only area outside the contiguous 48 states to have signed Interstate highways
. Narrow, winding roads and congestion in populated places can slow traffic. Each major island has a public bus system.
Honolulu International Airport
: HNL), which shares runways with the adjacent Hickam Field
(IATA: HIK), is the major commercial aviation hub of Hawaii. The commercial aviation airport offers intercontinental service to North America, Asia, Australia and Oceania. Hawaiian Airlines
, Mokulele Airlines
use jets to provide services between the large airports in Honolulu, Līhuʻe, Kahului, Kona and Hilo. Island Air
and Pacific Wings
serve smaller airports. These airlines also provide air freight services between the islands. On May 30, 2017, the airport was officially renamed as the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
(HNL), after U.S. Senator Daniel K. Inouye
Until air passenger services began in the 1920s,
private boats were the sole means of traveling between the islands. Seaflite operated hydrofoils
between the major islands in the mid-1970s.
The Hawaii Superferry
operated between Oʻahu and Maui between December 2007 and March 2009, with additional routes planned for other islands. Protests and legal problems over environmental impact statements ended the service, though the company operating Superferry has expressed a wish to recommence ferry services in the future.
Currently there is a passenger ferry service in Maui County
between Lanaʻi and Maui,
which does not take vehicles; a passenger ferry to Molokai ended in 2016.
Currently Norwegian Cruise Lines
and Princess Cruises
provide passenger cruise ship services between the larger islands.
At one time Hawaii had a network of railroads on each of the larger islands that transported farm commodities and passengers. Most were 3 ft (914 mm) narrow gauge
systems but there were some 2 ft 6 in (762 mm) gauge on some of the smaller islands. The standard gauge in the U.S. is 4 ft 81
in (1,435 mm). By far the largest railroad was the Oahu Railway and Land Company
(OR&L) that ran lines from Honolulu across the western and northern part of Oahu.
The OR&L was important for moving troops and goods during World War II. Traffic on this line was busy enough for signals to be used to facilitate movement of trains and to require wigwag
signals at some railroad crossings for the protection of motorists. The main line was officially abandoned in 1947, although part of it was bought by the U.S. Navy and operated until 1970. Thirteen miles (21 km) of track remain; preservationists occasionally run trains over a portion of this line.
The Honolulu High-Capacity Transit Corridor Project
aims to add elevated passenger rail on Oahu to relieve highway congestion.
Political subdivisions and local government
The state government of Hawaii is modeled after the federal government with adaptations originating from the kingdom era of Hawaiian history. As codified in the Constitution of Hawaii
, there are three branches of government
: executive, legislative and judicial. The executive branch is led by the Governor of Hawaii
, who is assisted by the Lieutenant Governor of Hawaii
, both of whom are elected on the same ticket. The governor is the only state public official elected statewide; all others are appointed by the governor. The lieutenant governor acts as the Secretary of State
. The governor and lieutenant governor oversee twenty agencies and departments from offices in the State Capitol
. The official residence of the governor is Washington Place
is the senior United States Senator from Hawaii. He was appointed to the office on December 26, 2012, by Governor Neil Abercrombie
, following the death of former senator Daniel Inouye
. The state's junior senator is Mazie Hirono
, the former representative from the second congressional district. Hirono is the first female Asian American senator and the first Buddhist senator. Hawaii incurred the biggest seniority
shift between the 112th
Congresses. The state went from a delegation consisting of senators who were first and twenty-first in seniority[g]
to their respective replacements, relative newcomers Schatz and Hirono.
Governor David Ige
with U.S. Navy admiral John Richardson
at the 75th Commemoration Event of the attacks on Pearl Harbor and Oahu, 2016
Since gaining statehood and participating in its first election in 1960
, Hawaii has supported Democrats in all but two presidential elections; 1972
, both of which were landslide reelection victories for Republicans Richard Nixon
and Ronald Reagan
respectively. In Hawaii's statehood tenure, only Minnesota has supported Republican candidates fewer times in presidential elections. The 2016 Cook Partisan Voting Index
ranks Hawaii as the most heavily Democratic state in the nation.
Hawaii has not elected a Republican to represent the state in the U.S. Senate since Hiram Fong
in 1970; since 1977, both of the state's U.S. Senators have been Democrats.
, John Kerry
won the state's four electoral votes by a margin of nine percentage points with 54% of the vote. Every county supported the Democratic candidate. In 1964, favorite son
candidate senator Hiram Fong
of Hawaii sought the Republican
presidential nomination, while Patsy Mink
ran in the Oregon primary in 1972.
Honolulu-born Barack Obama
, then serving as United States Senator
, was elected the 44th
President of the United States on November 4, 2008
and was re-elected for a second term on November 6, 2012
. Obama had won the Hawaii Democratic caucus on February 19, 2008, with 76% of the vote. He was the third Hawaii-born candidate to seek the nomination of a major party, the first presidential nominee and first president from Hawaii.
Hawaii has an statewide sheriff department that provides law enforcement protection to government buildings and Daniel K. Inouye International Airport
as well as correction services to all correctional facilities owned by the state. County Police have their own respective jurisdiction such as Kauai Police for the island of Kauai. Honolulu Police for Oahu, Maui Police for Molokai, Maui and Lanai and Hawaii County Police for the Big Islands Forensic services for all agencies in the state are provided by the Honolulu Police Department
Hawaiian sovereignty movement
The ʻIolani Palace
, formerly the residence of the Hawaiian monarch, was the capitol of the Republic of Hawaii.
organizations seeking some form of sovereignty for Hawaii have been active since the late 19th century. Generally, their focus is on self-determination
, either for Hawaii as an independent nation (in many proposals, for "Hawaiian nationals" descended from subjects of the Hawaiian Kingdom or declaring themselves as such by choice), or for people of whole or part native Hawaiian
ancestry in an indigenous "nation to nation
" relationship akin to tribal sovereignty
with US federal recognition of Native Hawaiians
. The pro-federal recognition Akaka Bill
drew substantial opposition among Hawaiian residents in the 2000s
Opponents to the tribal approach argue it is not a legitimate path to Hawaiian nationhood; they also argue that the U.S. government should not be involved in re-establishing Hawaiian sovereignty.
International sister relationships
- Ehime, Japan
- Fukuoka, Japan
- Hiroshima, Japan
- Hokkaido, Japan
- Okinawa, Japan
- Guangdong, People's Republic of China (PRC)
- Hainan, People's Republic of China (PRC)
- Jeju, South Korea
- Taiwan, Republic of China (ROC)
- Cebu, Philippines
- Isabela, Philippines
- Pangasinan, Philippines
- Ilocos Sur, Philippines
- Ilocos Norte, Philippines
- Rabat-Salé-Zemmour-Zaër, Morocco
- Azores Islands, Portugal
- Bali, Indonesia
- Goa, India
- ^ Local usage generally reserves Hawaiian as an ethnonym referring to Native Hawaiians. Hawaii resident is the preferred local form to refer to state residents in general regardless of ethnicity. Hawaii may also be used adjectivally. The Associated Press Stylebook, 42nd ed. (2007), also prescribes this usage (p. 112).
- ^ After Alaska, Florida, and California.
- ^ Pollex—a reconstruction of the Proto-Polynesian lexicon, Biggs and Clark, 1994. The asterisk preceding the word signifies that it is a reconstructed word form.
- ^ The ʻokina, which resembles an apostrophe and precedes the final i in Hawaiʻi, is a consonant in Hawaiian and phonetically represents the glottal stop /ʔ/.
- ^ For comparison, New Jersey—which has 8,717,925 people in 7,417 square miles (19,210 km2)—is the most-densely populated state in the Union with 1,134 people per square mile.
- ^ English "to be" is often omitted in Pidgin. In contexts where "to be" is used in General American, "to stay" is preferred. "To stay" may have arisen due to an English calque of the Portuguese ser, estar, or ficar. Eh? (IPA: [æ̃ː˧˦]) is a tag question which may have roots in Japanese, which utilizes ね (ne?) to emphasize a point that may be agreed upon by all parties, or may come from Portuguese né? (shortened from "não é?"), cf. French n'est-ce pas ?. Eh? may also have come from English yeah.
- ^ Senator Inouye, who ranked first in seniority, died in December 2012. Senator Daniel Akaka, who ranked 21st of the Senate's one hundred members, retired in January 2013 after serving twenty-three years in the Senate.
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