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Hawaii's State Language

Rabbit island - click to see all cultural symbols
Rabbit island (off Hawaii, O'ahu); photo by Kevin Buckstiegel on Flickr (noncommercial use permitted with attribution / share alike).
See All State Cultural Symbols.

Hawaiian

Native Hawaiian was recognized as the official state language of Hawaii in 1978 (the state song is in Hawaiian). The legal language states:

"The Hawaiian language is the native language of Hawaii and may be used on all emblems and symbols representative of the State, its departments, agencies and political subdivisions."

Hawaii's state quarter - click to see all state quarters
Hawaii became the 50th state in 1959 (see statehood order) - Hawaii's state quarter features a statue of Kamehameha I (conquered the Hawaiian Islands and formally established the Kingdom of Hawaii in 1810), an outline of the state, and the state motto in the state language (Hawaiian): "Ua Mau ke Ea o ka 'Āina i ka Pono" - public domain image on Wikipedia - see All 50 state quarters.
Source:
State Language: Hawaii.gov
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Hawaii Symbols & Icons:

bird -fish - insect
mammal 1 - 2
plant - gem - soil
tree - flower

 

 song - dance
 team sport
 individual sport
 language - motto
 order of merit

 
 Island Flowers:
  Hawai'i - Maui
  O'ahu  - Kaua'i
  Moloka'i
  Lana'i - Ni'ihau
  Kaho'olawe 

 eternal flame
 liberty bell 
 name origin
 nickname
 flag - seal  
 Island colors
 quarter
 

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