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The following is a list of symbols of the U.S. state of Hawaii.

State symbols

  • Hawaii state ʻauana (modern) musical instrument: ʻUkulele
  • Hawaii state bird: Nēnē (Branta sandvicensis), also known as the Hawaiian goose
  • Hawaii state dance: Hula
  • Hawaii state fish: Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa (Rhinecanthus rectangulus), also known as the reef triggerfish, unofficial great white shark
  • Hawaii state flag: Flag of the State of Hawaii
  • Hawaii state flower: Pua aloalo or maʻo hau hele (Hibiscus brackenridgei A. Gray), also known as the native yellow hibiscus
  • Hawaii state gem: ʻĒkaha kū moana, also known as black coral
  • Hawaii state individual sport: Heʻe nalu, also known as surfing
  • Hawaii state insect: Pulelehua (Vanessa tameamea), also known as the Kamehameha butterfly
  • Hawaii state kahiko (traditional) musical instrument: Pahu
  • Hawaii state land mammal: Ōpeʻapeʻa (Lasiurus cinereus semotus), also known as the Hawaiian hoary bat
  • Hawaii state language: Hawaiian language, English language
  • Hawaii state mammal: ʻĪlioholoikauaua (Neomonachus schauinslandi), also known as the Hawaiian monk seal
  • Hawaii state marine mammal: Koholā (Megaptera novaeangliae), also known as the humpback whale
  • Hawaii state microbe: Flavobacterium akiainvivens (proposed)
  • Hawaii state motto: "Ua mau ke ea o ka aina i ka pono" ("The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness")
  • Hawaii state plant: Kalo (Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott), also known as taro
  • Hawaii state popular name: "The Aloha State"
  • Seal of the State of Hawaii
    Hawaii state seal: Great Seal of the State of Hawaii
  • Hawaii state song: "Hawaiʻi Ponoʻī"
  • Hawaii state spirit: The Aloha Spirit
  • Hawaii state team sport: Heihei waʻa, also known as outrigger canoe paddling
  • Hawaii state tartan: Hawaii State Tartan (unofficial)
  • Hawaii state tree: Kukui tree (Aleurites moluccanus), also known as the candlenut tree
  • United States quarter dollar - Hawaii 20082008 HI Proof.png

Island colors and flowers or lei materials

In addition to the state symbols, each major island has an official color and either an official flower or an official lei material.

Island Official
color
Official flower or
lei material
Image
Hawai'i island
(Big Island)
Red 'Ohi'a Lehua Metrosideros polymorpha.jpg
Kaho'olawe Gray Hinahina Starr 040117-0061 Heliotropium anomalum var. argenteum.jpg
Kaua'i Purple Mokihana Berry
Lāna'i Orange Kauna'oa Parasitic vine Cuscuta sandwichiana.jpg
Maui Pink Lokelani Rosa damascena5.jpg
Moloka'i Green Pua Kukui Starr 020803-0119 Aleurites moluccana.jpg
Ni'ihau White Pupu Shells
O'ahu Yellow Pua'ilima Sida fallax flower Ilima.JPG
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