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Hawaiiʻi or the Hawaiian island was originally inhabited by Polynesians around 400AD. But based on the European exploration records, the island was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1778 and named them the Sandwich Islands.

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Based on archeological evidence, the Hawaiian Islands were populated by Polynesians coming from what is now known as the south Marquesan islands around 400AD. By 700AD another wave of Polynesians from the Tahitian islands began migrating to the Hawaiian islands and that continued until about 1200AD. According to one Hawaiian tradition, Hawaiiloa was the Polynesian who was born in a place known as Ka Aina Kai Melemele a Kane. ---- As far as European exploration goes, however, the Hawaiian islands were not discovered until Captain James Cook came across them in 1778. He originally named them the Sandwich Islands.

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