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Latest official census of the Hawaiian Islands.

[Taken December 28, 1890.]

BY DISTRICTS AND ISLANDS.

Hawaii:
Hilo

9,935

Puna

834

Kau

2,577

North Kona

1,753

South Kona

1,812

North Kohala

4,303

South Kohala

538

Hamakua

5,002


26,754

Maui:
Lahaina

2,113

Wailuku

6,708

Hana

3,270

Makawoo

5,266


17,357

Molokai 2,632
Lanai 174
Oahu:
Honolulu

22,907

Ewa

2,155

Waianae

903

Waialua

1,286

Koolauloa

1,444

Koolaupoko

2,499


31,194

Kauai:
Waimea

2,523

Niihau

216

Koloa

1,755

Kawaihau

2,101

Hanalei

2,472

Lihue

2,792


11,859

BY NATIONALITY—1890 AND 1884 COMPARED.

1890.

1884.

Natives
34,436
40,014
Half-castes
6,186
4,218
Chinese
15,301
17,937
Americans
1,928
2,066
Hawaiian-born, foreign parents
7,495
2,040
Japanese
12,360
116

1890.

1884.

Norwegian

227

392

Britons

1,344

1,282

Portuguese

8,602

9,377

Germans

1,034

1,600

French

70

192

Other foreigners

419

416

Polynesian

588

956

Total population 1890

89,990

Total population 1884

80,578

Population by nationality and sex of the Hawaiian Islands, and also of the principal township districts.

[Compiled from the latest census, 1890.]

Nationalities. Honolulu, Oahu Wailuku, Maui. Lahaina, Maui. Hilo, Hawaii. Lihue, Kauai Population whole islands.
Natives, males 4,494 1,260 687 1,076 411 18,364
females 4,068 1,178 599 900 310 16,072
Half-castes, males 1,257 267 199 175 49 3,085
females 1,346 248 101 189 61 3,101
Chinese, males 3,950 1,202 89 1,264 347 14,552
females 457 33 5 19 9 779
Hawaiian-born, foreign parents, males 1,250 254 41 537 203 3,909
females 1,236 215 39 513 177 3,586
Americans, males 767 65 15 90 11 1,298
females 431 23 11 27 7 630
British, males 529 53 7 68 8 982
females 267 5 4 16 2 362
Germans, males 261 29 7 27 163 729
females 105 5 ..... 7 108 305
French, males 25 7 ..... 4 ..... 46
females 23 ..... ..... ..... ..... 24
Portuguese, males 933 402 29 869 237 4,770
females 799 326 24 686 195 3,832
Japanese, males 277 842 249 2,703 363 10,079
females 111 183 40 708 60 2,281
Norwegians, males 55 31 ..... ..... 6 155
females 21 11 ..... ..... 6 72
Polynesians, males 49 22 33 22 23 404
females 23 14 15 8 17 184
All others, males 151 36 7 27 16 371
females 22 32 2 ..... 3 48
Total 22,907 6,708 2,113 9,935 2,792 89,990
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CHARACTERISTICS, RELIGION, EDUCATION

The natives are a good-tempered, light-hearted, pleasure-loving people. It is probable that little difficulty is found in governing them as, of themselves, they are not inclined to turbulence nor disposed to revolt against any form of government. Like children, they are easily led and controlled. Even when the Hawaiian Islands were discovered, the people were by no means savages, but had an organized state of society. After discovery, civilization made progress as rapidly, it is said, with these people as with the Japanese; and in twenty-five years after the landing of the missionaries (1820), the whole people had, in a great measure become Americanized. But today, except politically as the one-time owners of the islands, the natives are but an unimportant element of the people and their consent or opposition could have but little influence upon the course of events. They are a peace-loving race, and, in a military sense, are not worth consideration, but they are brave individually and make, it is said, excellent seamen. Little resistance could be anticipated from them even in defense of their country.

RELIGION.

All forms of religion are tolerated. According to the latest statistics there are:

Protestants

29,685

Roman Catholics

20,072

Mormons

3,576

Hebrews, less than

100

EDUCATION.

Education is general.

There are 178 schools, with 10,000 pupils, of whom 5,559 are natives and 1,573 half-castes. In 1890-'92 $326,922 was allotted for public instruction. (Sum allotted for public instruction, 1892-'94, $210,000. Statesman's Year Book, 1893.)

LAWS

The laws are modeled on those of the United States. There is a supreme court of justice, and, in addition, circuit judges and justices of the peace.

MILITARY FORCES AND POLICE.

The military forces authorized by law consist of the household guards, fixed at 65 men. It is reported that all but 16 of these men have been discharged, that number being retained as a guard for the deposed queen (February, 1893). Volunteer military organizations are prohibited by law. There is also an organized police force.

LANGUAGE.

The language is very largely made up of vowels, giving to the spoken tongue a pleasant liquid sound somewhat difficult to acquire. The consonants all have the English sound, the vowels that of the German


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