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The Aloha State

Hawaii State Nickname

Aloha sign; photo by Sam Howzit on Flickr (use permitted with attribution).

Official State Nickname of Hawai'i

Hawaii's state nickname is "The Aloha State" (legislation refers to "the aloha state" as the state's popular name). Hawaii is also called "Paradise of the Pacific." All State Nicknames

"Aloha Spirit" has been defined by legislature as the working philosophy of native Hawaiians; "Aloha" means mutual regard and affection and extends warmth in caring with no obligation in return.  "Aloha" is the essence of relationships in which each person is important to every other person for collective existence.