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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