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or Ni'i·hau  (nē′ē-hou′)
An island of northwest Hawaii west of Kauai. A private ranch for most of the 1900s, it is home to a small Hawaiian-speaking population.
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(ˈni iˈhɑ u, ˈni haʊ)

an island in NW Hawaii, W of Kauai. 237; 72 sq. mi. (186 sq. km).
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In addition, the public instruction structure was altered towards having five commissioners (City of Honolulu; rural Oahu; Hawaii island; Maui, Molokai, and Lanai islands; and Kauai and Niihau islands) with each one governing its own budget, curriculum, and instruction, requirements for graduation, teacher-pupil ratio, work in the community, and the professional development of the teachers as a means of connecting education better to meet the needs of the businesses and plantations in each school district (Long 1946).
During the Pearl Harbor attack on December 7, 1941, Airman First Class Shigenori Nishikaichi crash-landed his A6M2 Zero fighter plane on Niihau, the privately owned westernmost isle of the Hawaiian Islands.
The Men's and Kids' apparel 'Akala (Pink) Collection, a scenic "Niihau" piece of art, features an enduring aspect of life on the Forbidden Island.
A hurricane watch for Hawaii's westernmost inhabited islands, Kauai and Niihau, was downgraded to a tropical storm watch.
A hurricane watch is in effect for Kauai Leeward, Kauai Mountains, Kauai Windward, and Niihau. A hurricane warning is also in effect for Central Oahu, Haleakala Summit, Kahoolawe, Lanai Makai, Lanai Mauka, Leeward Haleakala, Maui Central Valley, Maui Leeward West, Maui Windward West, Molokai Leeward, Molokai Windward, Oahu Koolau, Oahu North Shore, Oahu South Shore, Olomana, Waianae Coast, Waianae Mountains and Windward Haleakala.
* Niihau. Privately owned and known as the Forbidden Island, Niihau's 69 square miles are used for raising livestock by roughly 200 residents who maintain a simple, tech-free way of life.
The good news is that a strong hunting culture exists in Hawaii with populations of game animals (mostly non-native species such as feral hogs and axis deer) everywhere from the Big Island all the way to Niihau.
A High Surf Warning remains in effect for the north and west shores of Niihau, Kauai, Oahu and Molokai, and the north shores of Maui and the Big Island through 6 a.m.
The song tells that northerly winds (called Wawaenohu and Niihau) then pushed the Polynesian canoes southwards.
In mid-October, another tropical cyclone from the central Pacific, Ana, approached Hawaii from the southeast and brought tropical storm strength winds to the island of Niihau where vegetation was extensively damaged and numerous trees were snapped.
Niihau (nec-ee-how) lies just 18 miles off Kauai, but it feels like a far-off land.