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夏威夷英文地方介绍.ppt

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Hello, Hawaii~!,Enjoy YOUR LIFE here~!,LIST for you~,General introduction Etymology Geology Climate History Culture Customs and etiquette in Hawaii,,,The state encompasses nearly the entire volcanic Hawaiian Island chain, which comprises hundreds of islands spread over 1,500 miles (2,400 km). At the southeastern end of the archipelago, the eight “main islands“ are (from the northwest to southeast) Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Molokai, Lānai, Kahoolawe, Maui, and Hawaii. The last is by far the largest and is often called “The Big Island“ to avoid confusion with the state as a whole. The archipelago is physiographically and ethnologically part of the Polynesian subregion of Oceania.,,Recently, Hawaii has garnered additional attention as the location where U.S. President Barack Obama was born and spent much of his youth. Obama is the only president to hail from the state.,Etymology,The Hawaiian language word Hawaii derives from Proto-Polynesian *Sawaiki, with the reconstructed meaning “homeland“; Hawaii cognates are found in other Polynesian languages, including Māori (Hawaiki), Rarotongan and Samoan.According to Pukui and Elbert, “Elsewhere in Polynesia, Hawaii – or a cognate – is the name of the underworld or of the ancestral home, but in Hawaii, the name has no meaning.“,Some desigens from the featrues of Hawaii~,夏威夷风情鼠标设计~,Geology,All the Hawaiian islands were formed from volcanic activity initiated at an undersea magma source called a hotspot. As the tectonic plate beneath much of the Pacific Ocean moves to the northwest, the hot spot remains stationary, slowly creating new volcanoes. Due to the hotspot’s location, Hawaii’s only active volcanoes are located around the southern half of the Big Island. Hawaii’s newest volcano, Lōihi Seamount, is located south of the Big Island’s coast.,Climate,Hawaii’s climate is typical for the tropics, although temperatures and humidity tend to be a bit less extreme due to near-constant trade winds from the east. Summer highs are usually
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