Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

History & Culture in Hawaii Volcanoes

Hawaii Volcanoes History

The major inhabited Hawaiian Islands were formed during the past 5 million years by the intermittent outpouring of lava from the floor of the Pacific Ocean. According to the theory of plate tectonics, the island of Hawai'i sits on, and is almost in the middle of, the Pacific Plate, ...

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Pronun Guide

Hawaiian was not a written language until missionaries devised a 13-sound alphabet. Islanders were discouraged from speaking Hawaiian in public so it survived primarily through music. Today, this melodic language is better appreciated and is taught in schools. Consult a Hawaiian dictionary for more information. Pronunciation of Hawaiian Consonants p/k/h/l/m/n as in ...

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Did You Know : Expanded

Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park has been expanded six times to include rain forest and desert ...

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