Leslie Frank Posted December 15, 2021 at 09:14 PM Report Share Posted December 15, 2021 at 09:14 PM On 12/15/2021 at 12:25 PM, Insectosaurus said: Did Hawaii even pass 100,000 inhabitants before colonisation? I wasn't thinking in terms of numbers--I feel any language used by a community is valid, and for the lack of better words, not worthy of decimation. But since you asked... 😜 [The Kamehameha Schools, an educational organization for Native Hawaiian youth, place the 1778 population at around 300,000, but recent estimates used by sociologist David Swanson place them much higher, at around 683,000.] ["Historical accounts by missionaries and other Westerners who first arrived in the 1820s frequently predicted the complete eradication of the Hawaiian race from the planet by the early 20th century. Indeed, by 1920, the Native Hawaiian population had dwindled to just under 24,000, according to the U.S. Census."] above excerpts from: https://www.npr.org/sections/codeswitch/2015/04/18/398578801/it-took-two-centuries-but-the-native-hawaii-ans-has-finally-bounced-back Today's Hawaiian natives are showing 1.4 million strong. Estimate from: https://minorityhealth.hhs.gov/omh/browse.aspx?lvl=3&lvlid=65 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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