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Subject Source: Getty Thesaurus of Geographic Names
Scope Note: Coordinates: Lat: 20 00 00 N degrees minutes Lat: 20.0000 decimal degrees Long: 157 50 00 W degrees minutes Long: -157.8333 decimal degrees

Note: One of two non-contiguous states; comprises most of the Hawaiian Islands; probably first inhabited by Polynesians who immigrated from Marquesas Islands ca. CE 400; immigrants from Tahiti arrived in 9th century; Europeans and Americans arrived in the 18th century.