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Fun Facts About Hawaii from Local Favorite Car Rental Agency

Learn more about The Big Island of Hawaii from Car In Hawaii — the best out of all car rental agencies on the island.

Renting a car from one of the best local car rental agencies is how you explore the island like a local. There’s so much to see on The Big Island of Hawaii. Let Car In Hawaii be your favorite car hire company out of all car hire companies on the island. We’ll treat you like family. 

When you’re visiting, you’ll get a taste of Hawaiian culture. You’ll be able to tell who the locals are by the way they talk. You’ll be able to see the tropical flora and fauna. And you’ll be able to feel The Spirit of Aloha. 

If you want to book a trip to visit the island, you’ll need a car to get around to all the great destinations. Don’t book a car with other car hire companies or big corporate businesses. Car In Hawaii provides safe and locally-styled vehicles at the most affordable rates. So, when you’re ready — contact us!

In this blog post, you’ll learn fun facts about Hawaii that we think you should know. Here we go.

The Meaning of Aloha

Aloha is a world-recognized word. Yet, what does it mean? Well, the word, “Aloha” has a lot of different meanings. For example, some of the definitions include affection, compassion, greeting, grace, love, mercy, pity, and sympathy. However, the most common use of the word is as a greeting.

English, Hawaiian, and Pidgin?!

Hawaii is the only state that has two official languages: English and Hawaiian. Yet, there’s also a third language called Pidgin. It’s a mix between English and Hawaiian. For example, in
Pidgin, “Smoked meat” is called “Smoke meat.” The “d” is often dropped at the end of words in Pidgin. 

Mail A Coconut

You can mail a coconut out of Hawaii! It doesn’t even need to be boxed up. Just go to the post office, put an address on the coconut, then ship it. You’ll have to find a dried-out coconut, but there are also pre-decorated ones for sale. They are great souvenirs to send to people.

The Kingdom of Hawaii

Hawaii was actually a Kingdom up until 1898. The Kingdom of Hawaii was actually illegally overthrown by the United States. It was so bad that the U.S. had to issue a formal Apology Resolution in 1993. 

Hawaii State Fish

Image by Bernard Spragg. NZ from Christchurch, New Zealand – Reef trigger fish.

The state fish of Hawaii is called Humuhumunukunukuāpuaʻa. The name is pronounced “who-moo-who-moo-noo-koo-noo-koo-ah-pooah-ah” and the translation of the name to English is “triggerfish with a pig-like short snout” (2).

Longest Named Fish

Nhobgood, CC BY-SA 3.0 <;, via Wikimedia Commons

If you thought the above fish name was long, then you’ll have to try lauwiliwilinukunukuʻoiʻoi. Its name is translated to “long-snouted fish shaped like a wiliwili leaf” in English (2). One special fact about this fish is that it finds a mate for life!

Best Out of All Car Rental Agencies

In the end, if you’re looking for the most affordable rental car agency, then you’ve come to the right place! Travel with local-style while you’re on the island with Car In Hawaii. 

You’ll learn so much about Hawaiian culture stopping from place to place, all while saving money. Hit the beaches and farmers’ markets and absorb the stories and spirit of Aloha with us. Mahalo.

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Hilo, Hawaii 96720



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