Two-thirds of Native Hawaiians (roughly 238,000) reside in the state of Hawaii , and the rest are scattered among other states, especially in the American Southwest and California.
In Hawaii , the vast majority (70%) of multiracial residents say they are some combination of white, Asian and Native Hawaiian /Pacific Islander.
There are really only two seasons in Hawaii : summer (kau) from May to October and winter (hooilo) from November to April. The average daytime summer temperature at sea level is 85° F (29.4° C), while the average daytime winter temperature is 78° (25.6° C).
Because Mauna Loa and Kīlauea are active volcanoes, the island of Hawaii is still growing . Between January 1983 and September 2002, lava flows added 543 acres (220 ha) to the island.
The majority of the film’s cast members are of Polynesian descent: Auliʻi Cravalho ( Moana ) and Nicole Scherzinger (Sina, Moana’s mother) were born in Hawaii and are of Native Hawaiian heritage; Dwayne Johnson (Maui), Oscar Kightley (Fisherman), and Troy Polamalu (Villager No.
Haole is a contested, multi-faceted word in Hawaii. It generally means “foreigner,” or “white person.” It is used to refer to both tourists, and haoles like me, or those who are born and raised in Hawaii. In either case, it is always negative , referring to something “other” and really, colonial.
In short, Moana is not an Indigenous story, as New Zealand educator Tina Ngata points out. “Having brown advisers doesn’t make it a brown story. It’s still very much a white person’s story.” In fact, many Pacific Islands remain in some neocolonial relationship with the powers that conquered them.
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Latinos make up almost 10 percent of Hawaii’s population, and it turns out the Aloha State has deep Spanish and Latino roots. The first Spanish immigrant, Francisco de Paula Marín arrived in the late 1700s.
‘Hawaii resident’ or ‘islander’ describes anyone who lives in the state.” People who are native to Hawaii are called Hawaiians. People who live in Hawaii but are not native Hawaiians , even if born in the state, are referred to as Hawaii residents or islanders.
According to the Missouri Economic Research and Information Center’s 2018 report, Hawaii’s groceries are by far the most expensive in the nation, aside from Washington, D.C. Using a national index of 100, the study ranked state grocery costs. These ranged from 91.4 in Mississippi to 124.2 in Hawaii .
Hawaiian, along with English , is an official language of the State of Hawaii.
|White alone, percent|| 25.5%|
|Black or African American alone, percent (a)|| 2.2%|
|American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent (a)|| 0.4%|
|Asian alone, percent (a)|| 37.6%|