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or Kau·a'i  (kou′ä-ē, kou-ī′)
An island of Hawaii northwest of Oahu. It was an independent royal domain when visited by Capt. James Cook in 1778 and became part of the kingdom of Hawaii in 1810.
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(Placename) a volcanic island in NW Hawaii, northwest of Oahu. Chief town: Lihue. Pop (Kauai county): 60 747 (2003 est). Area (island): 1433 sq km (553 sq miles)
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(ˌkɑ uˈɑ i, ˈkaʊ aɪ)

an island in NW Hawaii. 38,856; 558 sq. mi. (1445 sq. km).
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Noun1.Kauai - an island of Hawaii to the northwest of OahuKauai - an island of Hawaii to the northwest of Oahu
Hawaiian Islands, Sandwich Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central Pacific
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Morris, an Army veteran and retired police officer, received a wheelchair ramp for his home, thanks to numerous volunteers in Kauai, Hawaii.
The successful Kauai business was established on the Hawaiian Islands by three friends who wanted to share a tastier, healthier way of life with the world by incorporating elements of an island lifestyle.
In the dark zones of a few inhospitable caves on Hawaii's Kauai Island, a truly unique story of predator and prey plays out.
New York (AirGuide - Airline & Travel News) Wed, Jan 29, 2014 - Travel agents can improve their knowledge of the breathtaking natural attractions of Hawaii's Kauai island through the Ke Kula O Hawaii online training course offered by the Hawaii Visitors and Conventions Bureau.
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LIHUE, Hawaii (AP) -- An organization will use a state grant to clean up debris from the Japanese tsunami that continues to wash up on Kauai's shorelines.