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Native Hawaiians arrived in the islands centuries ago


LAUREN: THANK YOU FOR REMEMBERING, JUSTIN. FROM LANGUAGE TO CULTURE AND CUSTOMS, BUT WHAT PART OF ACTION HAWAII IS STILL? VERY MUCH ALIVE THE HAWAII AND MIGRATION STORY, THIS WEEK. HAS IT EVER HAPPENED TO YOU? YOU’RE DRIVING DOWN THE STREET AND YOU COME ACROSS THE STREET SIGN AND YOU DON’T KNOW WHAT THE NAME IS AND YOU DON’T KNOW HOW TO PRONOUNCE IT? OUR WEEKLY SEGMENT HIGHLIGHTS VARIOUS STREETS AROUND OUR ISLAND SO WE CAN DIG UP THE MEANING AND HISTORY OF THE NAME AND LEARN MORE ABOUT OUR CULTURE TOGETHER. WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT STREETS FOUND ON THE ISLAND OF MAUI. WE ARE LEARNING ABOUT THE MIGRATION OF THE FIRST TWO WHY. THE STREET BRINGS OUR ATTENTION TO THE NATIVE MIGRATION. SOME SAY ABOUT 600 YEARS AGO AND OTHER SAY 1500 YEARS AGO, THE FIRST ANCESTORS ARRIVED TO THE SHORES OF HAWAII. IT TRANSLATES TO TAHITI, OR ANY FOREIGN COUNTRY. BUT IT USUALLY REFERS TO THE REGION OF CENTRAL EAST POLYNESIA. POLYNESIANS EXPLORE THE OPEN OCEANS FOR MANY REASONS, INCLUDING TO FIND NEW LAND, BECAUSE THE FAMILY CONFLICTS, AND BECAUSE OF TIMES OF FAMINE OR LACK OF CROPS. IN SOME STORIES THAT SHARES THE BELIEF THAT WHEN OUR ANCESTORS ARRIVED ON THE HAWAII AND ISLANDS, THEY CHOSE TO LAND ON THE ISLAND OF HAWAII BECAUSE THE LAND BUT — ON THE ISLAND OF OAHU BECAUSE THE LAND WAS FERTILE. THE AREA WAS CHOSEN BECAUSE THE ECOLOGY BETWEEN THE LAND AND SEA WAS THE BEST. THE SECOND AREA OF SETTLEMENT IS BELIEVED TO BE IN THE AREA KNOWN AS WAIKIKI.

Author Since: Mar 11, 2019

  1. Ive heard many different stories saying they first arrived in Wailua, Kauai and South Point, Hawaii Island. Who really knows for sure?

  2. The TMT "protestors" have COMPLETELY forgotten this culture and heritage. By their lights, they'd still be in South East Asia, Taiwan, Phillipines, with this perversion of the Polynesian worldview.

  3. Read your headline. They were Tahitian. Not Hawaiian. They immigrated like the phillipinos, Japanese, Portuguese, Houle, like everyone else. Not native.

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