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Immigration to Hawaii by Ethnic Group

Information about many of the different ethnic groups who immigrated to Hawaii during the plantation era and during other periods in the history of Hawaii.

Pacific Islander Immigration to Hawaii

Polynesian Immigration to Hawaii
Most authorities estimate that the first Polynesian settlers arrived in Hawaii from the Marquesas Islands (today part of French Polynesia) between 300 and 700 AD.

Samoan Immigration to Hawaii
How Hawaii's population of full Samoans or part Samoans has changed over the years.

Asian Immigration to Hawaii

Chinese Immigration to Hawaii
A history of Chinese immigration to Hawaii from the time Chinese sailors arrived in the 1700's with Captain Cook, to the arrival of Chinese plantation workers in the mid to late 1800's, to the present day.

Filipino Immigration to Hawaii
A chronological history and timeline of Filipino migration to Hawaii between 1901 through 1965.

Japanese Immigration to Hawaii
A small group of Japanese contract laborers arrived in Hawaii in 1868, but the large-scale immigration of Japanese to Hawaii began in 1885.

Korean Immigration to Hawaii
The first Korean contract laborers arrived in Hawaii in 1903.

Okinawan Immigration to Hawaii
The first immigrants from Okinawa to Hawaii arrive in 1900.

European Immigration to Hawaii

German Immigration to Hawaii
A group of German Caucasians arrived in Hawaii in 1881.

Norwegian Immigration to Hawaii
A group of approximately 600 Norwegian Caucasians arrived in Hawaii in 1880 after being recruited by Castle and Cook.

Portuguese Immigration to Hawaii
More then 15,000 Portuguese laborers arrived in Hawaii in the late 1800's and early 1900's to work as contract laborers on Hawaii's sugar plantations.

Spanish Immigration to Hawaii
In 1907, 2250 Spaniards arrived from Malaga to work on Hawaii's plantations.

Other Groups Immigrating to Hawaii

Missionary Immigration to Hawaii
The first missionaries from the United States to Hawaii were from the New England area, and they arrived in 1821.

Puerto Rican Immigration to Hawaii
The first group of Puerto Ricans arrived in Hawaii in 1900.

See also
- About Immigrating to Hawaii
- Ethnic Groups of Hawaii

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