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Hawaiian facts

First inhabitants

Hawaii was unknown to mankind until about 1500 years ago, when the Polynesians arrived. Europeans didn't know about it until 1778 when Captain Cook found it (a year later natives killed him in a dispute).

President Obama

The 44th president of the United States was born in Honolulu on August 4, 1961.

Hawaiian population

Today it's over 1.3 million. The population is expected to reach 2 million by 2050.

Majority race

Hawaii has none. Everyone's a minority, including Caucasians, who make up just one-third of the population. The next three in the rankings are citizens with Japanese, Philippine, and Chinese ancestry.

Hawaiian alphabet

The written language has just 12 characters.

Seven consonants:
H, K, L, M, N, P, W

And five vowels:
A, E, I, O, U


Hawaii is the world's most remote well-populated land. North America, the nearest continent, lies 3800 kilometers (2400 miles) away.


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