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Aloha State

Hawai'i

Hawaiian Vocabulary ali'i - chief, monarch; aloha - love, affection, hello, good-bye; hula - Hawaiian style of dance, both traditional and modern; kai - sea, sea water; lei - garland of flowers worn around the neck or head made of orchids, jasmine, plumeria and other flowers; lu'au - Hawaiian-style party; mahalo - thank you; mauna - mountain; moana - ocean; 'ukulele - four-srting musical instrument shaped like a small guitar; wai - fresh water. There are only 12 letters in the native Hawaiian alphabet.

Pearl Harbor, or Pu'uloa, is a lagoon harbor on the island of Oahu, Hawaii, west of Honolulu. Much of the harbor and surrounding lands is a N. S. Navy deep-water naval base. It is also the headquaters of the U. S. Pacific Fleet. The attack on Pearl Harbor by the Empire of Japan on December,7, 1941, brought the United States into World War II.

Honolulu is the capital and the most populous city of the U.S. state of Hawaii. Honolulu is the southernmost major U.S. city. Honolulu is a major financial centre of the islands of the Pacific Ocean, and the United States' most southwesterly large city. In the Hawaiian language, Honolulu means " sheltered bay" or "place of shelter". Honolulu has been the capital of the Hawaiian Islands since 1845 and gained historical recognition following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor near the city in 1941.

Information File: State abbreviation: HI Total area: 6,471 sq miles (16,759 sq km) Capital: Honolulu State bird: Hawaiian Goose State flower: Yellow Hibiscus Nickname: Aloha State Main cities: Honolulu, Hilo, Kailua, Kaneohe, Waipahu, Pearl City, Waimalu

Hawaii is the only state that grows coffee. More than one-third of the world's commercial supply of pineapples comes from Hawaii. Hawaii is the worldwide leader in harvesting macadamia nuts and orchids.

Kilauea is the world's most active and largest volcano. Mauna Kea is the tallest mountain in the world (measured from its base at the ocean floor).

The island of Oahu draws more visitors than any other to Hawaii. One-third of the state's best surfing beaches are on Oahu. Hulope Bay is a marine preserve and considered one of the best diving spots in the world.

From east to west Hawaii is the widest state in the United States. Molokai's east end is a tropical rainforest and part of the island, whish receives 240 inches of raainfall a year. Molokai Ranch Wildlife Park is home to rare African and Indian animals. There are the world's biggest telescope and more scientific observatories in one place than anywhere else in the world.

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  • Anna Yemeljanova - Aloha

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Ori: Popular Hawaiian/Polynesian Dance performance at Kauai

Ori: Popular Hawaiian/Polynesian Dance performance at Kauai

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Ori: Popular Hawaiian/Polynesian Dance performance at Kauai

Tags:Polynesian, Hawaiian, Ori, dance, performance, kauai, Poipu, beach

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