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.
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Hawai′ian Is′lands

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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The series of soundings taken by the Susquehanna, had for its aim the finding of a favorable spot for the laying of a submarine cable to connect the Hawaiian Islands with the coast of America.
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.' It is known that Mr.
To see its full meaning one must start in the Hawaiian Islands half a century or more ago.* There Samuel Armstrong, a youth of missionary parents, earned enough money to pay his expenses at an American college.
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.
There is some concern that it could bend farther north and hit the Hawaiian Islands by Monday.
Honda Aircraft (HON, Greensboro) said in a press release that Wing Spirit will use its HondaJets to provide inter-island transportation throughout the Hawaiian Islands. The start-up carrier is also exploring using HondaJets as air ambulances and for aviation education opportunities throughout the Hawaiian Islands.
Honda Aircraft Company has announced today that Wing Spirit, a Hawaiian charter group, has purchased a total of 15 HondaJets to support inter-island transportation in the Hawaiian Islands, the company said.
For complete information about options in Honolulu, please see the Hawaiian Islands visitors page at www.gohawaii.com.
Hawaiian Airlines (HA) and JetBlue (JBLU) announced an expanded codeshare agreement that allows travelers from dozens of cities, most of them in the eastern U.S., to easily connect to the Hawaiian Islands via Boston's Logan International Airport starting in April.
WASHINGTON, Aug 24 (KUNA) -- Powerful Hurricane Lane slowly churning towards the Hawaiian Islands has been downgraded to a Category II storm on Friday, according to the National Weather Service (NWS).
The Central Pacific Hurricane Center warned that Hurricane Lane "is forecast to move dangerously close to the main Hawaiian islands as a hurricane later this week, potentially bringing damaging winds and life-threatening flash flooding from heavy rainfall".

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