Published on September 8, 2010 by John
Native Hawaiians (in Hawaiian, kÄnaka Ê»Åiwi, kÄnaka maoli or HawaiÊ»i maoli) refers to the indigenous Polynesian people of the Hawaiian Islands or their descendants. Native Hawaiians trace their ancestry back to prehistoric Marquesan, Tahitian, Samoan (and potentially Tongan) settlers of Hawaii (possibly as early as AD 400), before the arrival of British explorer Captain James Cook in 1778.
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According to the U.S. Census Bureau report for 2000, there are 401,162 people who identified themselves as being “native Hawaiian” alone or in any combination. 140,652 people identified themselves as being “native Hawaiian” alone. The overwhelming majority of native Hawaiians are residents of the United States in the State of HawaiÊ»i, and in California, Nevada and Washington. Two-thirds live in the State of HawaiÊ»i while the other one-third is split among mainland states. Almost half of the mainland share of the population is in California.