Hawaiian Islands


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Hawaiian Islands

A chain of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific Ocean extending about 2,600 km (1,600 mi) west-northwestward from the island of Hawaii. Formerly known as the Sandwich Islands, the group consists of eight major islands and more than a hundred minor ones.

Hawai′ian Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands in the N Pacific; 2090 mi. (3370 km) SW of San Francisco: includes the islands of Hawaii, Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, Kahoolawe, and other islands and islets. Formerly, Sandwich Islands.
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Noun1.Hawaiian Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central PacificHawaiian Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific
Polynesia - the islands in the eastern part of Oceania
Aloha State, Hawaii, Hawai'i, HI - a state in the United States in the central Pacific on the Hawaiian Islands
Hawaii Island, Hawaii - the largest and southernmost of the Hawaii islands; has several volcanic peaks
Kahoolawe, Kahoolawe Island - an island of south-central Hawaii
Kauai, Kauai Island - an island of Hawaii to the northwest of Oahu
Lanai, Lanai Island - an island of central Hawaii; a pineapple-growing area
Maui, Maui Island - the second largest of the Hawaiian Islands
Molokai, Molokai Island - an island of central Hawaii (between Maui and Oahu)
Nihau, Nihau Island - the most northwestern Hawaiian island (beyond Kauai)
Oahu, Oahu Island - an island of central Hawaii (between Molokai and Kauai); the chief island of the state
Midway Islands - an atoll in the Hawaiian Islands some 1300 miles to the northwest of Honolulu; site of an important United States naval base
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Titus Coan, of the Hawaiian Islands, personally visited the Marquesas group, found the Typee Valley, and verified in all respects the statements made in 'Typee.
To see its full meaning one must start in the Hawaiian Islands half a century or more ago.
Since that day peace had reigned from the western shores of the Azores to the western shores of the Hawaiian Islands, nor has any man of either hemisphere dared cross 30dW.
Moon Hawaiian Islands provides visitors to the islands a two-week itinerary to covering all of the islands, discussing the attributes of each one, how to choose the perfect island for a particular interest, and options for staying and visiting each island.
Iselle prompted the first hurricane warning for the Hawaiian Islands since 1992, and the first hurricane warning ever for the Big Island of Hawaii.
The crew of the sailboat sent a distress signal Sunday morning as Julio moved across the Pacific near the Hawaiian islands.
Mark Dunkerley, Hawaiian Airlines president and CEO said,"We are excited to bring back our daily non-stop service between San Jose and Honolulu, giving our Northern California travelers more access to the Hawaiian Islands .
The search giant recently added thousands of 360-degree panoramic images of five landmasses in the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands.
The Center's petition requested that the agency conduct a preliminary assessment of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands and a portion of the enormous Pacific Garbage Patch within U.
We realize that we're going through a period of pretty dramatic transition in the Main Hawaiian Islands where just in over a decade, really, have monk seals shown up in any great number and become part of our lives,'' said Charles Littnan, lead scientist for the Hawaiian Monk Seal Research Program at NOAA Fisheries.
All of the Hawaiian Islands are made of just one kind of rock," Nelson told (http://www.

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