4-11 The State of Hawaii

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The great state of Hawaii officially became the 50th state on August 21, 1959.  Hawaii's two official languages are Hawaiian and English. The Hawaiian language is a Polynesian dialect. There are only 13 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet: A, E, H, I K, L, M, N, O, P, U, W and the 'okina (').  Hawaii is the most isolated population center on the face of the earth. Hawaii is 2,390 miles from California, 3,850 miles from Japan, 4,900 miles from China and 5,280 miles from the Philippines.

Emblem/Symbol Name of Emblem/Symbol Adopted
Motto Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono
"The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness."
Nickname Aloha State  
State Bird Nene or Hawaiian Goose 1988
State Flower Yellow Hibiscus 1988
State Song Hawai'i Pono'i 1967
State Tree Kukui 1959
State Flag Hawaii state flag 1816
State Seal 1959
State Fish Triggerfish, 1985
State Marine Mammal Humpback Whale 1979
State Dance Hula 1999
State Gem Black Coral 1987

Complete the questions below.

1.  Hawaii became the 50th state on August 21, .

2.  The state tree is the

3.  The Black Coral is the state .

4.  Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono is the state .

5.  The state flower is the .

6.  The state nickname is the .

7.  The state flag was first adopted in .

8.  The Hawaiian alphabet has letters.

9.  The state bird is the or Hawaiian Goose.

10.  Hawai'i Pono'i is the state .



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