Hawaii or Hawai'i can currently refer to:

  • the Hawaiian Islands
  • the largest island in the Hawaiian Islands
  • the State of Hawaii
  • possibly others

In the past, it could refer to:




In 1795, Hawaii got its independence from the United Kingdom. It became an absolute monarchy, and a constitutional one in 1840. In 1893, the government was overthrown by the United States. The last monarch, Lili'uokalini, lived in the United States until her death in 1917.