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Hawaii State Symbols

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Hibiscus, Hawaii's state flower
Hawaii's flag
Hawaii State Flag
Nene, Hawaii's state bird



State Bird:  The nene or Hawaiian Goose

State Fish:  The humuhumunukunuku apua'a

State Marine Mammal:  The Humpback Whale

State Flower:  The Yellow Hibiscus

State Tree:  The kukui

State Gem:  Black coral

Motto:  The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness.

Origin of State Name:  The name is taken from the island of Hawaii and is a Polynesian word of uncertain origin.

Nickname for State:  The Aloha State.  Aloha is a common Hawaiian greeting and means both hello and goodbye, a reference to the large numbers tourists who visit the state.

Nickname for residents:  Hawaiians