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Cook also discovered and named the South Sandwich Islands in the Atlantic Ocean, the island Manuae in the Cook Islands used to be called Sandwich Island
Kauai, Hawaii

The Sandwich Islands is Captain James Cook's name for the Hawaiian Islands in 1778. He chose the name of his patron, the 4th Earl of Sandwich.

The name Hawaii is the Polynesian name of the islands. The first known inhabitants of Hawaii were from Polynesia in the first 1,000 years AD.[1]


  1. pp. 417, 425, Volume 12, Funk & Wagnalls New Encyclopedia. MCMLXXXIII. USA: Rand McNally & Company