In Hawaii , the vast majority (70%) of multiracial residents say they are some combination of white, Asian and Native Hawaiian /Pacific Islander.
|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%|
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.
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).
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.
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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 .
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.
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.
Under a program created by Congress in 1921, Native Hawaiians with strong bloodlines can get land for a home for $1 a year. Those with more mixed ancestry still receive many other benefits , including low-interest loans and admission for their children to the richly endowed and highly regarded Kamehameha Schools.
The Chinese in Hawaiʻi constitute about 4.7% of the state’s population, most of whom (75%) are Cantonese people with ancestors from Zhongshan in Guangdong. If all people with Chinese ancestry in Hawaiʻi (including the Chinese – Hawaiians ) are included, they form about 1/3 of Hawaii’s entire population.
Hawaiian, any of the aboriginal people of Hawaii, descendants of Polynesians who migrated to Hawaii in two waves: the first from the Marquesas Islands, probably about ad 400; the second from Tahiti in the 9th or 10th century.
Today, people of Japanese or Okinawan descent make up 17 percent of Hawaii’s total population.