Fun facts about the Aloha state: The state of Hawaii consists of eight main islands: Niihau, Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Kahoolawe and the Big Island of Hawaii. From east to west Hawaii is the widest state in the United States. There are only 12 letters in the Hawaiian alphabet.Vowels: A, E, I, O, U Consonants: H, K, L, M, N, P, W. There are no racial or ethnic majorities in Hawaii. Everyone is a minority. Caucasians (Haoles) constitute about 34%; Japanese-American about 32%; Filipino-American about 16% and Chinese-American about 5%. It is very difficult to determine racial identification as most of the population has some mixture of ethnicities.