“”Hawaii has always been a very pivotal role in the Pacific. It is in the Pacific. It is a part of the United States that is an island that is right here.
|—James Danforth Quayle|
Hawaii (also spelled "Hawai'i") was the fiftieth state to join the United States. It was once an independent country, but during the age of colonialism became a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Dole fruit empire after the fall of Queen Liliuokalani. Subsequently, due to its proximate location, it became what made the most sense — an American state.
The word "wiki" comes from "wiki wiki," Hawaiian for "quickly."
 Land and people of the islands of Hawaii
Historically, the original name of the Hawaiian islands was the Sandwich Islands, named for the Earl of Sandwich, sponsor of Captain Cook (distant relative of Popeye). Upon arrival, Captain Cook met King Kamehameha I (pronounced Ka'may-ha'may-ha). That night, the locals and the sailors had a luau where all the sailors got laid by the local women. In appreciation for the locals' hospitality, Captain Cook brought more white people, allowed the King to take a permanent leave of absence, impregnated the women, and introduced a new religion.