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Here Are 17 Things All Hawaii Locals Have Done At Least Once

The Hawaiian population sits at 1.4 million residents, and only ten percent of those residents are native Hawaiians – meaning anyone who can trace their roots back to the earliest Hawaiian residents. The other 90 percent of the population are referred to as locals, but you don’t automatically become a local the moment you move to Hawaii. And while there is no official test to determine your local status – like there is for residency – there are a few things all Hawaii locals have done at least once.

What else would you add to this list? We’d also like to think that all Hawaii locals have done these 11 weird things, and also know these 17 words and phrases.

Megan Shute
Megan is a freelance journalist residing near Honolulu, Hawaii. Since moving to Hawaii from the mainland two years ago, she has become obsessed with hiking, beach trips, and Kona coffee.