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Portuguese Immigration to Hawaii

Information about the first Portuguese immigrants in Hawaii including where they came from and why they moved to Hawaii.

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According to some accounts, the first European to find the Hawaiian Islands may have been a sea captain from Portugal who was sailing under the flag of Spain, approximately 200 years before Captain Cook arrived. The first Portuguese contract laborers came to Hawaii from the Azores and the Madeira Islands many of them arrived between 1877 and 1884. By 1884 there were nearly 10,000 Portuguese workers in Hawaii and by the early 1900's there were more then 15,000. For more information about Portuguese Immigration see Historic Facts about Portuguese Immigration to Brazil on the official Web site of the Brazilian Cultural Center of Hawaii.

See also:
- Portuguese Culture in Hawaii
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- Immigration of Ethnic Groups to Hawaii



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