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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.
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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|Noun||1.||Hawaiian 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
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