A plaque remaining from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem.

Above, a 1934 plaque from the Big Apple Night Club at West 135th Street and Seventh Avenue in Harlem. Discarded as trash in 2006.

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Entry from March 15, 2016
Hawaii: Aloha State (nickname)

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Wikipedia: Aloha
Aloha (pronounced [əˈlo.hə]) in the Hawaiian language means affection, peace, compassion, and mercy. Since the middle of the 19th century, it also has come to be used as an English greeting to say goodbye and hello. “Aloha” is also included in the state nickname of Hawaii, the “Aloha State.”

Etymology
The word aloha derives from the Proto-Polynesian root *qarofa, and ultimately from Proto-Polynesian. It has cognates in other Polynesian languages, such as Samoan alofa and Māori aroha, also meaning “love.”

(Oxford English Dictionary)
aloha, n. and int.
Aloha State n. colloq. (a nickname for) the state of Hawaii.
1959 Washington Post 27 Feb. c2 (headline) Aloha State is next.
1972 J. Potter Going West 48 Open cars passed… The number plates proclaimed Hawaii the Aloha State.

OCLC WorldCat record
Entomological Notes from the Aloha State
Author: D T Fullaway
Edition/Format: Article Article : English
Publication: Bulletin of the Entomological Society of America, v5 n3 (19590917): 151
Database: CrossRef

OCLC WorldCat record
Hawaii: the Aloha State,
Author: William Francis Quinn; John Anthony Burns; Robert M Kamins
Publisher: [Chicago], [1959]
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
Hawaii, the Aloha state; our island democracy in text and pictures.
Author: Ben Adams
Publisher: New York, Hill [©1959]
Edition/Format: Print book : English

OCLC WorldCat record
The aloha state
Author: Jack Lee; Hal Leonard
Publisher: [Winona] : Hal Leonard Music, Inc., 1959.
Edition/Format: Musical score : English

Posted by Barry Popik
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