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Hawaii Historical Geography

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The earliest habitation supported by archaeological evidence dates to as early as 300 CE, probably by Polynesian settlers from the Marquesas, followed by a second wave of migration from Raiatea and Bora Bora in the 11th century [1].

The temperature is mild, and cane sugar, pineapple, and flowers and nursery products are the chief products. Hawaii also grows coffee beans, bananas, and macadamia nuts. The tourist business is Hawaii's largest source of outside income [2].

Hawai'i is the only state that is not part of the North American continent. It is also the southernmost of the states, lying about as far south as central Mexico [3].



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