Hawaiiana is a popular term
of academia used in reference to history
and various aspects of the culture of Hawai'i, currently a
region and state of the United States.
The term is used especially in reflection
of the periods of antiquity
Kingdom of Hawai'i
has become increasingly popular among students of history
throughout the world. The principal repository of Hawaiiana is the
Pauahi Bishop Museum in Honolulu on the
island of O'ahu.
institution is also called the Hawai'i State Museum of Natural and
Cultural History and often shares artifacts and information with
other institutions globally for the sake of research and
The term "Hawaiiana" was coined in 1948 by Hawaiian entertainer
and cultural expert, Nona Beamer