Surf and cruises, two of the most repeated words in the beaches of Waikiki Beach. O'ahu. Hawaii is one of the most diverse in the world in terms of race, there is no majority, all are minorities. In the 2000 Census, over 20% of the population was awarded multi-racial background, a much higher percentage than in any other state. You will find a variety of ethnic groups in Hawaii, including Hawaiian, Portuguese, Chinese, Korean, Vietnamese, Caucasian and Japanese. More than half of Hawaii's population is at least in part Asian, almost the same percentage of Caucasians and fourth claims to have Hawaiian ancestors. As Hawaii has become home to many ethnic groups in the past 200 years, each of them has added elements of their own culture to local life. Today, Hawaii's contemporary culture is a mixture of different ethnic groups that make up its population.