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Native Hawai‘ians/Pacific Islanders

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the Native Hawai‘ian and Other Pacific Islander population category includes people who self-identify as “Native Hawai‘ian,” “Guamanian or Chamorro,” “Samoan,” or “Other Pacific Islander” or reported entries such as “Pacific Islander,” “Polynesian (such as Tahitian, Tongan, and Tokelauan),” “Micronesian (such as Marshallese, Palauan, and Chuukese),” and “Melanesian (such as Fijian, Guinean, and Solomon Islander).” In 2011, the number of Native Hawai‘ians or Other Pacific Islanders (NHOPI) in the United States, including those of more than one race, was around 1.4 million, or about 0.3 percent of the total U.S. population. Native Hawai‘ians constitute the largest segment within the larger group, with a population of 518,000, followed by Samoans at 174,000 and Guamanian or Chamorro at 108,000. Most U.S. ...

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