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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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Caption: The Japanese Zero fighter that crash-landed on Hawaii's Niihau island, after the pilot and an accomplice set it on fire.
The idea was the result of this practice being used in the public schools of Niihau Island, where most of all the residents speak Hawaiian (Bill Seeks 1984, A14), and the success of the revitalization of the language of the Maori people, the Polynesian natives of New Zealand (Manuel 1984).
The power and the truth of Malkin's book lie in putting front and center the remarkable story of what even good standard histories of World War II often omit: the Japanese-American couple who aided a pilot who landed his damaged Zero on tiny Niihau island following the Pearl Harbor attack.