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Hawaiians (Polynesian people)


  • Ethnic Hawaiians. For residents of the state of Hawaii in general see [Hawaii residents.]

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  • Variants

    • Hawaiians (Polynesians)
  • Earlier Established Forms

    • Hawaiians (Polynesians)
  • Sources

    • found: Merriam Webster online, May 4, 2015:Hawaiian (1a: a native or resident of the Hawaiian Islands, of the Territory of Hawaii, or of the state of Hawaii; especially: a Hawaiian native of Polynesian ancestry; b: a native or resident of the island of Hawaii)
    • found: Hawaii Star-Bulletin, Nov. 3, 2005(All Hawaii residents are not Hawaiians. For years, "The Associated Press Stylebook" and libel manual, a guide commonly used by newspapers around the country, said there was no difference. That has changed.The AP has informed its member organizations of an update to the stylebook on the use of the term "Hawaiian." From now on, Hawaiians will be used only to describe members of the ethnic group indigenous to the Hawaiian Islands. "Hawaii resident" or "islander" describes anyone who lives in the state. Previously, "Hawaiians" could be used to describe residents of Hawaii)
    • found: Britannica online, May 4, 2015;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.)
  • General Notes

    • Ethnic Hawaiians. For residents of the state of Hawaii in general see [Hawaii residents.]
  • Example Notes

    • Note under [Hawaii residents]
  • Change Notes

    • 2015-05-04: new
    • 2016-01-28: revised
  • Alternate Formats