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Sandwich Islands

Sandwich Islands

pl n
(Placename) the former name of Hawaii

Hawai′ian Is′lands


n.pl.
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.Sandwich Islands - a group of volcanic and coral islands in the central PacificSandwich 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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All the way from the tropical, picturesque Hawaiian islands, Alan Pedersen, general manager of Sandwich Isles Communications (SIC; Honolulu, Hawaii), stopped by NTCA's Arlington, Va., office on January 14 to meet with staff and offer some insights about his company.
A new term in geography, used to designate a great number of isles in the Pacific ocean, as the Pelew isles, the Ladrones, the Carolines, the Sandwich isles, the Marquesas, the Society isles and the Friendly isles.
There is another label that reads "Verbena * nudiflora, Ouan (?) Sandwich Isles" with something illegible underneath, deleted.
Al Pedersen, general manager at Sandwich Isles Communications (Honolulu, Hawaii), also was inspired by others in the rural telecom business, so much in fact that they continue to influence how he does business today.
THE Sandwich Isles in Hawaii were discovered by Captain Cook who was sponsored by the Earl of Sandwich.
These people have no running water or electricity but just received telephone service last month, thanks to Al Hee and his company, Sandwich Isles Communications Inc.