Looking For Car Finance In Hawaii During March 2020?
Getting the best deal on a car loan in Hawaii can save you a significant amount of money over the life of your loan. That’s why you need a partner who knows how to get you approved for the vehicle that you want at the lowest car loan interest rate possible and with no hassle.
The AllCreditCarLoans network of finance partners provides quick and easy auto finance decisions for all credit situations. Our finance partners are making more loans, approving buyers with lower credit scores, offering lower monthly payments and making larger loans than ever before. There has never been a better time to get an auto loan than right now.
By working with AllCreditCarLoans, you can get preapproved for a car loan before going to the car dealership, so that you can negotiate as a cash buyer and get the best deal possible.
So, no matter what your credit situation, if you are looking for a quick, no-hassle auto loan at the best rate, just click the button below to get the process started. Our one-page application form is simple and easy to use. It only takes a few minutes.
We Can Get You Financed Despite Any Special Circumstances
You need a new car and we are here to help you get it!
Your chances of obtaining vehicle financing are very good. Via our network of dealer and lender partners, we have many options available to get you financed. Difficult circumstances are our specialty and we have seen nearly every situation possible.
We have helped…
Car buyers get their first car
Car buyers with a past repossession
Car buyers with a past bankruptcy
Car buyers who are paid in cash
Car buyers who are self-employed
Car buyers who receive social security benefits
Car buyers who are on disability
Car buyers who are retired
Car buyers with no money to put down
Car buyers with a trade-in vehicle
Apply today and let us start helping you get that new car that you need!
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AllCreditCarLoans Follows A Simple 1-2-3 Auto Loan Application Process
No need to wait for hours at a dealership or submit reams of paperwork. No need to worry about your gathering together your credit history. With our streamlined application process, everything is as easy as 1-2-3.
- 1 - COMPLETE OUR ONLINE APPLICATION - This process only takes a few minutes. Our simple application is safe and secure, so you don’t have to worry about your information. There is no cost. Applying for your auto loan is totally FREE.
- 2 - RECEIVE YOUR CREDIT APPROVAL - Getting your loan approval is fast and easy. AllCreditCarLoans has an extensive lending network, so the approval process is fast and efficient. You don’t have to wait for days, weeks or months. Many applicants receive loan approval on the same day.
- 3 - CHOOSE YOUR VEHICLE - With our easy as 1-2-3 process, you can buy your vehicle on the same day that your loan is approved. Just visit your nearby auto dealership and negotiate like a cash buyer.
Your Car Financing Options
Your credit history and where you are buying your auto from will determine the kind of auto deal you can get.
Whether you are buying a new or used auto from a dealer; you need a program designed to help you get a vehicle loan despite some credit challenges; or you are looking to refinance your existing loan - we can help.
We provide a variety of auto loan options to suit your needs and credit situation:
- Hawaii New Car Loans
- Hawaii Used Car Loans
- Hawaii Auto Refinance Loans
- Hawaii Good and Fair Credit Car Loans
- Hawaii Bad, Poor and Horrible Credit Auto Loans
Our loan programs are tailored to your exact needs and budget and are designed to meet or exceed the features of national auto finance companies like Capital One Auto Navigator, Carmax Finance, USAA Car Loans, Chase Auto, Wells Fargo Car Loans, Bank of America Auto Loans, Navy Federal Auto Loans, AAA Auto Loans, Key Bank Auto Loans, PNC BankAuto Loans, Bankrate Auto Loans, US Bank Auto Loans, TD Bank Auto Loans and State Farm Bank Auto Loans.
We also specialize in sub-prime auto loans including financing an auto after bankruptcy and helping borrowers to obtain a loan after an auto repossession.
If you are looking for an auto title loan or the best place to refinance your vehicle, we have programs that can help you as well.
We've provided auto loans for first-time buyers, auto financing for college students and we are proud to have arranged military and veteran auto loans for service members and their spouses. We've even been able to help foreign nationals and others who do not qualify for a social security number to obtain an auto loan with their ITIN.
AllCreditCarLoans works with the best buy here pay here car lots, bad credit car dealers, second chance car dealers and other lenders to provide the best interest rates.
You are never alone in this process. Our lender partners will guide you every step of the way -- from the time you begin processing your application, all the way to the day when you drive home your new vehicle. Click the button below to let us get started helping you today!
Car Finance Calculator For Hawaii
Use the AllCreditCarLoans monthly car payment calculator to help determine how much you can afford to spend when financing or refinancing a car. You can run multiple scenarios varying the "down payment" and "number of months" in order to get the monthly payments where you would like them to be.
We recommend that you target your total car expenses to be no more than 20% of your take-home pay.
What To Know Before You Apply For An Auto Loan
Car Loan Credit Score
Credit scores give lenders an idea of how you manage your finances. These scores are essential in helping you plan your finances well. Likewise, credit scores can be testaments of how well you make decisions, as well as how healthy your spending habits are. Credit scores can help determine whether you pay your bills on-time, if you use your credit cards wisely, and how well you manage your loans.
The higher your credit score, the lower the interest rate you will likely be asked to pay.
Therefore, if you have multiple loans that are unpaid; if your credit cards have been maxed out and several of your bills remain unpaid, you earn a low credit score. While it does not define the kind of person that you are, your score can indicate an unhealthy financial habit, which can make you appear "too risky" and turn away lenders.
A lot of lenders do not offer auto finance loans to applicants who have a low credit score because they do not want to encounter problems when collecting payments. Some lenders accept borrowers with low scores, but they often charge higher interest rates for the loans they make. This is because they want to lessen the risks that your low credit score represents.
But AllCreditCarLoans is different. We work with leading car finance lenders and auto dealers to help you find the best auto loan terms for your credit situation. Fill out our quick and easy one-page application to let us get you financed today.
Car Loan Interest Rates
The interest rate you’ll receive depends upon your credit history, your income, the length of the loan and the vehicle you choose.
Soft vs. Hard Credit Pull
Your auto lender may do a "soft" credit pull in order to pre-qualify you for a car loan. A "soft" credit pull doesn’t subtract from your credit score the same way a "hard" pull does, but it also doesn’t guarantee you’ll be approved for a loan or that you'll get the exact rate you’ve been quoted. A "hard" credit pull will be required before the loan terms are finalized.
If you are applying with multiple lenders in order to shop the best interest rates, it makes sense to complete all your loan applications within a short time-frame. The credit reporting agencies tend to count multiple hard inquiries made within a short period as only one inquiry.
It's a good idea to know your credit score before you apply for your loan. If you are unsure what your credit score is, you can always use this service to find your credit score.
If your credit score could use improvement, you can work with a credit repair vendor to improve your credit score.
Car Loan Terms
While it is possible to find a lender who will finance a vehicle for up to 84 months, we don't recommend stretching out payments any longer than you need. It’s best to pay off a car loan as quickly as you can since cars depreciate rapidly. The longer the loan term, the more probable that at some point you will end up owing more on the loan than the car is worth. Being underwater or upside-down on a loan is a risky financial situation. The best interest rates are available for shorter loan terms. We recommend keeping your loan term to 3 years for used cars and up to 5 years for new cars.
Auto Loan Restrictions
Some lenders only work within a specific network of auto dealerships. This could limit your choice of vehicles to a handful of auto makes, models and vehicle types.
Some lenders will only work with car dealers so you won't be able to use them to buy a car from a private seller.
Steps To Get A Car Loan
Shopping for a vehicle has never been easier. Our vast network of lending partners and streamlined process makes getting a loan quick and easy.
1 - Budget For Your Car Purchase
The first step in obtaining financing is to figure out how much you can afford to spend.
If you have a vehicle to trade-in, you should determine its value so that you can factor that into your budget. A good resource for determining your autos market value is Kelley Blue Book.
Next, you'll want to consider how much money you have to use for a down-payment. The more money you put down, the lower your monthly payment will be. If you need an auto loan with no down payment, don't worry. We can still help you.
Finally, use our car loan calculator to estimate your monthly payment. You can vary the interest rate and loan term to see how that affects the potential monthly payment.
2 - Choose Whether You Want A New Or Used Auto
If you've chosen to buy a new car, you will most likely be purchasing the vehicle from a car dealership. In order to get the best deal on new car financing, follow our new car recommendations.
If you are looking to get the most value for your dollar, you will likely be better off financing a used car. For the best results, follow our used car recommendations.
3 - Apply For Your Car Loan
Click the button below and fill out our quick and easy application form to get started right away!
New Auto Loans
New auto loans are the most common type of vehicle financing. Beyond the traditional option of getting approved through a dealer, many consumers have found that they can save money and gain negotiating leverage by arranging their car financing in advance.
Most new vehicle dealerships are able to apply rebates and incentives to reduce the need for money down. If you have negative equity in a vehicle that you're trading in, you may have to provide money down to cover the negative equity so that it's not carried over into your new loan. While buying a new car with bad credit isn't so common, there are many manufacturers that offer lower-priced new autos with attractive financing incentives to make buying easier for people with lower credit scores.
Let us help you get preapproved for that new car loan and you will become a cash buyer. This saves you time at the dealership and gives you the power to negotiate your best deal on any vehicle you choose. Apply for a new auto loan in Hawaii and see how much we can save you.
Used Car Loans
A used auto loan is our most commonly requested loan. By letting us help pre-arrange your funding source, you know that you'll have the power to negotiate the best deal. Apply for a used car loan and see what type of rate & term you can get from our participating lenders.
Buying a used car will typically provide the best value. That's because the prior owners have already absorbed the biggest portion of the vehicle's depreciation and you may have the option to buy directly from a private seller, thus saving dealer fees. We can help you with an auto loan to buy from a private seller.
If you choose to purchase a used vehicle, you can click here to view the inventory of used car dealerships near you in Hawaii.
Shopping For The Best Vehicle Loan Rates In Hawaii?
Whether you are looking for the best interest rate for a new or used car, or you want to refinance a vehicle loan, we can help.
With a lower interest rate, you'll save money and pay off your auto loan faster. The single most important thing you can do to save money on a vehicle loan is to shop for the best interest rate before you set foot in a dealership. By knowing what kind of rate you qualify for before you try to buy a car, you accomplish three things:
- You can focus your negotiations with the dealer on the vehicle price rather than on financing terms
- You won't end up getting a higher cost loan than you want
- You'll know what range of car payments you can qualify for
Use our car loan calculator to determine what range of payments you can expect. You can enter your balance, term, and interest rate to calculate what the payment will be. You can compare different scenarios to see how much more you can save by increasing your down payment.
Average Vehicle Payment Interest Rates You Can Expect
|Credit Score Range||Average APR for a New Car||Average APR for a Used Car|
|781 - 850||3.68%||4.34%|
|661 - 780||4.56%||5.97%|
|601 - 660||7.52%||10.34%|
|501 - 600||11.89%||16.14%|
|300 - 500||14.41%||19.98%|
Why Getting Preapproved For A Car Loan Is Important
Having a preapproved auto loan streamlines the buying process because you become a cash buyer and you can bypass the usual salesman's tactic of negotiating based on monthly payment. The problem with negotiating based on the monthly payment amount is that you can easily lose sight of the total cost and end up paying more in the long run.
While you are at one of your local dealerships, the finance manager may try to beat the interest rate of your preapproved loan. Before accepting the dealer's replacement loan, make sure that the interest rate is lower, all of the other terms are comparable, and the final total price is less. It's good to be cautious because there is always a risk that the finance manager could juggle the numbers in the dealership's favor and you could end up spending more money than you would with your preapproved car loan.
As you negotiate your best deal, be sure to leave enough money to cover the sales tax and any additional fees. This way your total "out the door" cost does not exceed the maximum amount of your preapproved auto loan.
How Does Getting Preapproved For A Vehicle Loan Work?
Dealers usually offer vehicle financing through their preferred lenders, typically at a higher interest rate than available elsewhere. Getting preapproved directly with one of our lender partners helps you to negotiate the best interest rate before you even get to the car dealership so that you can save money in the long run.
When you start your auto buying process at a dealer, the salesmen will focus on the monthly payment, which makes it easy to forget about the actual price of the vehicle. But when you show up with a preapproved loan, negotiations can be based on the price instead.
How To Get Pre-Qualified For An Vehicle Loan
When you’re applying with AllCreditCarLoans, the application process is simple and quick. You should have the following information on-hand:
- Proof of income
- Driver’s license and Social Security number
- Employment verification
This information helps our lending partners to get a clear picture of your financial status, making it easier to secure the best auto loan rates for your credit situation.
Coordinates: 21°18′41″N 157°47′47″W / 21.31139°N 157.79639°W / 21.31139; -157.79639
The Hawaiian archipelago is located 2,000 mi (3,200 km) southwest of the contiguous United States. Hawaii is the southernmost U.S. state and the second westernmost after Alaska. Hawaii, like Alaska, does not border any other U.S. state. It is the only U.S. state that is not geographically located in North America, the only state completely surrounded by water and that is entirely an archipelago, and the only state in which coffee is commercially cultivable.
In addition to the eight main islands, the state has many smaller islands and islets. Kaʻula is a small island near Niʻihau. The Northwest Hawaiian Islands is a group of nine small, older islands to the northwest of Kauaʻi that extend from Nihoa to Kure Atoll; these are remnants of once much larger volcanic mountains. Across the archipelago are around 130 small rocks and islets, such as Molokini, which are either volcanic, marine sedimentary or erosional in origin.
Hawaii’s tallest mountain Mauna Kea is 13,796 ft (4,205 m) above mean sea level; it is taller than Mount Everest if measured from the base of the mountain, which lies on the floor of the Pacific Ocean and rises about 33,500 feet (10,200 m).
After Europeans and mainland Americans first arrived during the Kingdom of Hawaii period, the overall population of Hawaii, until that time composed solely of indigenous Hawaiians, fell dramatically. The indigenous Hawaiian population succumbed to foreign diseases, declining from 300,000 in the 1770s, to 60,000 in the 1850s, to 24,000 in 1920. In that year 43% of the population was of Japanese descent. The population of Hawaii began to finally increase after an influx of primarily Asian settlers that arrived as migrant laborers at the end of the 19th century.
The unmixed indigenous Hawaiian population has still not restored itself to its 300,000 pre-contact level. As of 2010, only 156,000 persons declared themselves to be of Native Hawaiian only ancestry, just over half of the pre-contact level Native Hawaiian population, although an additional 371,000 persons declared themselves to possess Native Hawaiian ancestry in combination with one or more other races (including other Polynesian groups, but mostly Asian and/or Caucasian).
The United States Census Bureau estimates the population of Hawaii was 1,420,491 on July 1, 2018; an increase of 4.42% since the 2010 United States Census.
As of 2018, Hawaii had an estimated population of 1,420,491; a decrease of 7,047 from the previous year and an increase of 60,190 (4.42%) since 2010. This includes a natural increase of 48,111 (96,028 births minus 47,917 deaths) and an increase due to net migration of 16,956 people into the state. Immigration from outside the United States resulted in a net increase of 30,068; migration within the country produced a net loss of 13,112 people.
The center of population of Hawaii is located on the island of O’ahu. Large numbers of Native Hawaiians have moved to Las Vegas, which has been called the “ninth island” of Hawaii.
Hawaii has a de facto population of over 1.4 million, due in part to a large number of military personnel and tourist residents. O’ahu is the most populous island; it has the highest population density with a resident population of just under one million in 597 square miles (1,546 km), approximately 1,650 people per square mile. Hawaii’s 1.4 million residents, spread across 6,000 square miles (15,500 km) of land, result in an average population density of 188.6 persons per square mile. The state has a lower population density than Ohio and Illinois.
The average projected lifespan of people born in Hawaii in 2000 is 79.8 years; 77.1 years if male, 82.5 if female—longer than the average lifespan of any other U.S. state. As of 2011 the U.S. military reported it had 42,371 personnel on the islands.
According to the 2010 United States Census, Hawaii had a population of 1,360,301. The state’s population identified as 38.6% Asian; 24.7% White (22.7% Non-Hispanic White Alone); 23.6% from two or more races; 10.0% Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders; 8.9% Hispanics and Latinos of any race; 1.6% Black or African American; 1.2% from some other race; and 0.3% Native American and Alaska Native.
Hawaii has the highest percentage of Asian Americans and multiracial Americans and the lowest percentage of White Americans of any state. It is the only state where people who identify as Asian Americans are the largest ethnic group. In 2012, 14.5% of the resident population under age 1 was non-Hispanic white. Hawaii’s Asian population consists mainly of 198,000 (14.6%) Filipino Americans, 185,000 (13.6%) Japanese Americans, roughly 55,000 (4.0%) Chinese Americans, and 24,000 (1.8%) Korean Americans. There are over 80,000 Indigenous Hawaiians—5.9% of the population. Including those with partial ancestry, Samoan Americans constitute 2.8% of Hawaii’s population, and Tongan Americans constitute 0.6%.
Over 120,000 (8.8%) Hispanic and Latino Americans live in Hawaii. Mexican Americans number over 35,000 (2.6%); Puerto Ricans exceed 44,000 (3.2%). Multiracial Americans constitute almost 25% of Hawaii’s population, exceeding 320,000 people. Eurasian Americans are a prominent mixed-race group, numbering about 66,000 (4.9%). The Non-Hispanic White population numbers around 310,000—just over 20% of the population. The multi-racial population outnumbers the non-Hispanic white population by about 10,000 people. In 1970, the Census Bureau reported Hawaii’s population was 38.8% white and 57.7% Asian and Pacific Islander.
The five largest European ancestries in Hawaii are German (7.4%), Irish (5.2%), English (4.6%), Portuguese (4.3%) and Italian (2.7%). About 82.2% of the state’s residents were born in the United States. Roughly 75% of foreign-born residents originate in Asia. Hawaii is a majority-minority state. It was expected to be one of three states that will not have a non-Hispanic white plurality in 2014; the other two are California and New Mexico.
The third group of foreigners to arrive in Hawaii were from China. Chinese workers on Western trading ships settled in Hawaii starting in 1789. In 1820, the first American missionaries arrived to preach Christianity and teach the Hawaiians Western ways. As of 2015, a large proportion of Hawaii’s population have Asian ancestry—especially Filipino, Japanese and Chinese. Many are descendants of immigrants brought to work on the sugarcane plantations in the mid-to-late 19th century. The first 153 Japanese immigrants arrived in Hawaii on June 19, 1868. They were not approved by the then-current Japanese government because the contract was between a broker and the Tokugawa shogunate—by then replaced by the Meiji Restoration. The first Japanese current-government-approved immigrants arrived on February 9, 1885, after Kalākaua’s petition to Emperor Meiji when Kalākaua visited Japan in 1881.
Almost 13,000 Portuguese migrants had arrived by 1899; they also worked on the sugarcane plantations. By 1901, over 5,000 Puerto Ricans were living in Hawaii.
English and Hawaiian are listed as Hawaii’s official languages in the state’s 1978 constitution, in Article XV, Section 4. However, the use of Hawai’ian is limited because the constitution specifies that “Hawaiian shall be required for public acts and transactions only as provided by law”. Hawaiʻi Creole English, locally referred to as “Pidgin”, is the native language of many native residents and is a second language for many others.
As of the 2000 Census, 73.4% of Hawaii residents aged five and older exclusively speak English at home. According to the 2008 American Community Survey, 74.6% of Hawaii’s residents over the age of five speak only English at home. In their homes, 21.0% of state residents speak an additional Asian language, 2.6% speak Spanish, 1.6% speak other Indo-European languages and 0.2% speak another language.
After English, other languages popularly spoken in the state are Tagalog, Japanese and Ilocano. Significant numbers of European immigrants and their descendants also speak their native languages; the most numerous are German, Portuguese, Italian and French. 5.4% of residents speak Tagalog—which includes non-native speakers of Filipino language, the national, co-official, Tagalog-based language; 5.0% speak Japanese and 4.0% speak Ilocano; 1.2% speak Chinese, 1.7% speak Hawaiian; 1.7% speak Spanish; 1.6% speak Korean; and 1.0% speak Samoan.
The keyboard layout used for Hawaiian is QWERTY.
The Hawaiian language has about 2,000 native speakers, about 0.15% of the total population. According to the United States Census, there were over 24,000 total speakers of the language in Hawaii in 2006–2008. Hawaiian is a Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family. It is closely related to other Polynesian languages, such as Marquesan, Tahitian, Māori, Rapa Nui (the language of Easter Island), and less closely to Samoan and Tongan.
According to Schütz, the Marquesans colonized the archipelago in roughly 300 CE and were later followed by waves of seafarers from the Society Islands, Samoa and Tonga.
These Polynesians remained in the islands; they eventually became the Hawaiian people and their languages evolved into the Hawaiian language. Kimura and Wilson say, “[l]inguists agree that Hawaiian is closely related to Eastern Polynesian, with a particularly strong link in the Southern Marquesas, and a secondary link in Tahiti, which may be explained by voyaging between the Hawaiian and Society Islands”. Before the arrival of Captain James Cook, the Hawaiian language had no written form. That form was developed mainly by American Protestant missionaries between 1820 and 1826. They assigned to the Hawaiian phonemes letters from the Latin alphabet.
Interest in Hawaiian increased significantly in the late 20th century. With the help of the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, specially designated immersion schools in which all subjects would be taught in Hawaiian were established. The University of Hawaii developed a Hawaiian language graduate studies program. Municipal codes were altered to favor Hawaiian place and street names for new civic developments. Hawai’i Sign Language, a sign language for the deaf based on the Hawaiian language, has been in use in the islands since the early 1800s. It is dwindling in numbers due to American Sign Language supplanting HSL through schooling and various other domains.
Hawaiian distinguishes between long and short vowel sounds. In modern practice, vowel length is indicated with a macron (kahakō). Hawaiian-language newspapers (nūpepa) published from 1834 to 1948 and traditional native speakers of Hawaiian generally omit the marks in their own writing. The ʻokina and kahakō are intended to help non-native speakers. The Hawaiian language uses the glottal stop (ʻokina) as a consonant. It is written as a symbol similar to the apostrophe or left-hanging (opening) single quotation mark.
Some residents of Hawaii speak Hawaiʻi Creole English (HCE), endonymically called pidgin or pidgin English. The lexicon of HCE derives mainly from English but also uses words that have derived from Hawaiian, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Ilocano and Tagalog. During the 19th century, the increase in immigration—mainly from China, Japan, Portugal—especially from the Azores and Madeira, and Spain—catalyzed the development of a hybrid variant of English known to its speakers as pidgin. By the early 20th century, pidgin speakers had children who acquired it as their first language. HCE speakers use some Hawaiian words without those words being considered archaic. Most place names are retained from Hawaiian, as are some names for plants and animals. For example, tuna fish is often called by its Hawaiian name, ahi.
HCE speakers have modified the meanings of some English words. For example, “aunty” and “uncle” may either refer to any adult who is a friend or be used to show respect to an elder. Syntax and grammar follow distinctive rules different from those of General American English. For example, instead of “it is hot today, isn’t it?”, an HCE speaker would say simply “stay hot, eh?” The term da kine is used as a filler; a substitute for virtually any word or phrase. During the surfing boom in Hawaii, HCE was influenced by surfer slang. Some HCE expressions, such as brah and da kine, have found their ways elsewhere through surfing communities.
Christianity is the most widespread religion in Hawaii, mainly represented by various Protestants, Roman Catholics and Mormons. The second most popular religion is Buddhism, especially among the archipelago’s Japanese community. Unaffiliated account for one-quarter of the population.
The Cathedral Church of Saint Andrew in Honolulu was formally the seat of the Hawaiian Reformed Catholic Church. When the Hawaiian Reformed Catholic Church, a province of the Anglican Communion, was merged into the Episcopal Church in the 1890s following the overthrow of the Kingdom of Hawaii, it became the seat of the Episcopal Diocese of Hawaii. The Cathedral Basilica of Our Lady of Peace and the Co-Cathedral of Saint Theresa of the Child Jesus serve as seats of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Honolulu. The Eastern Orthodox community is centered around the Saints Constantine and Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral of the Pacific.
The largest denominations by number of adherents were the Roman Catholic Church with 249,619 adherents in 2010, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with 68,128 adherents in 2009, the United Church of Christ with 115 congregations and 20,000 members, and the Southern Baptist Convention with 108 congregations and 18,000 members. All non-denominational churches have 128 congregations and 32,000 members.
According to data provided by religious establishments, religion in Hawaii in 2000 was distributed as follows:
A Pew poll found that the religious composition was as follows:
Note: Births in table don’t add up, because Hispanics are counted both by their ethnicity and by their race, giving a higher overall number.
Hawaii has had a long history of LGBT identities. Māhū (“in the middle”) were a precolonization third gender with traditional spiritual and social roles; māhū were a respected group of people widely regarded as healers. The concept of aikāne referred to homosexual relationships, widely accepted as a normal part of ancient Hawaiian society. Among men, aikāne relationships often began as teens and continued throughout their adult lives, even if they also maintained heterosexual partners. While aikāne usually refers to male homosexuality, some stories also refer to women, implying that women may have been involved in aikāne relationships as well. Journals written by Captain Cook’s crew record that many aliʻi (hereditary nobles) also engaged in aikāne relationships, and Kamehameha the Great, the founder and first ruler of the Kingdom of Hawaii, was also known to participate. Cook’s second lieutenant and co-astronomer James King observed that “all the chiefs had them”, and recounts that Cook was actually asked by one chief to leave King behind, considering the role a great honor.
According to Hawaiian scholar Lilikalā Kameʻeleihiwa, “If you didn’t sleep with a man, how could you trust him when you went into battle? How would you know if he was going to be the warrior that would protect you at all costs, if he wasn’t your lover?”
During the late 19th and early 20th century, the word aikāne was expurgated of its original sexual meaning by colonialism, and in print simply meant “friend”. Nonetheless, in Hawaiian language publications its metaphorical meaning can still mean either “friend” or “lover” without stigmatization.
A 2012 poll by Gallup found that Hawaii had the largest proportion of lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) adults in the U.S., at 5.1%, comprising an estimated adult LGBT population of 53,966 individuals. The number of same-sex couple households in 2010 was 3,239; a 35.5% increase of figures from a decade earlier. In 2013, Hawaii became the fifteenth U.S. state to legalize same-sex marriage; a University of Hawaii researcher reported at the time that the law may have been able to boost tourism by $217 million.
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