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 (kä-hō′ō-lä′vā, -wā)
An island of south-central Hawaii southwest of Maui. The low and unfertile island has been used as a prison and a military target range.
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(kɑˈhoʊ oʊˈlɑ weɪ, -veɪ)

an island in central Hawaii, S of Maui: uninhabited. 45 sq. mi. (117 sq. km).
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Noun1.Kahoolawe - an island of south-central Hawaii
Hawaiian Islands, Sandwich Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific
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The island of Kaho'olawe was the only National Historic site also used
A beautiful rehearsal dinner was hosted by the groom's parents on the eve of the wedding at the Makena Kukahiko estate, situated on the breathtaking shores of Maui with incredible views of Molokini and Kaho'olawe islands.
Introduced to the islands by Polynesian colonists, the tree is now 'a conspicuous component of mesic valley vegetation, 0-700 m, on all of the main islands except Kaho'olawe' (Wagner, et al.
The eighth story in our film series tells of the ecological and spiritual restoration of Kaho'olawe. A walk on this Hawaiian island is a perilous adventure, and access is carefully managed.
Lynette Cruz on Kaho'olawe are included in my slide show).
pacificum) once lived on all of the main Hawaiian Islands (except Kaho'olawe and Ni'ihau) but now occurs only on the islands of Hawai'i, Maui, and Moloka'i.
The only anchialine habitats known within the United States are in the Hawaiian Islands, specifically restricted to the islands of O'ahu, Maui, Moloka'i, Hawaii and Kaho'olawe (Brock 1985, Bailey-Brock & Brock 1993, Brock & Bailey-Brock 1998).
These events include the 1978 Hawai'i State Constitutional Convention that laid the groundwork for the return of federal lands (such as the island of Kaho'olawe, which had been confiscated by the U.S.
George Helm was a Hawaiian musician and activist who was one of the leaders of an organization in the 1970s called the Protect Kaho'olawe Ohana.
Similarly, for some Kaho'olawe is a empty island ideal for testing military weapons but it is a site of spiritual significance and is itself a spiritual expression for others (Wood 1999: 129-150).
Observers of Vieques and its cleanup say that the most apt comparison is the Kaho'olawe bombing range in Hawaii (e.g., Klein 2001).