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1: Joe Urso, Taylor Perrotti Courtney Ek | Group 3
3: Hawaii consists of 8 small islands in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. They cover a whopping 6,423 sq. miles of land area. Having been created by volcano eruption, the rich soil encourages the growth of lush vegetation covering most of the island's mountainous regions. A Variety of fruit trees grow in this tropical climate as well.
4: The Big Island
5: The Big Island of Hawai'i is made up of five volcanoes, Kilauea, Mauna Loa, Hualalai, Lo'ihi, and Kohala. Kilauea is still an active volcano, and the size of the big island gradually increases every year. | More than 1500 years ago, Polynesians settled here from the Marquesas Islands; Shortly followed by settlers from Tahiti. Many countries found the islands over the years and brought much of their cultures with them up until it became an American Territory in the 20th century.
6: Not surprisingly enough, the most influential culture on the islands is Japanese. Much of the rich cuisine in Hawaii consists of Japanese food. One such dish is Torikatsu.-A chicken dish served usually with a side of Hawaiian fried rice of cabbage.
8: The Hawaiian alphabet is different from ours. It only has 12 letters. a, e, i, o, u, h, k, l, m, n, p, and w | LANGUAGE | The Hawaiian language is a Polynesian language. It gets its' name from Hawaii, the largest island in the tropical North Pacific archipelago where the language started.
10: Most days in Hawaii consist of clear, sunny skies with temperatures generally in the 70s to upper 90s.
11: Many Hawaiian Tradition revolves around a tropical feast called a "Luau" With food consisting of game from the islands such as hog. A traditional dance is performed at these feasts called the "Hula" dance. Girls dressed in grass-skirts, coconuts, and an abundance of flowers use their arms and hips in fluent motions to the sound of bongo and steel drums.