Definition of Hawaii in English:

Hawaii

Syllabification: Ha·wai·i
Pronunciation: /həˈwī(y)ē, -ˈwä(y)ē, -ˈwô(y)ē
 
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  • 1A state in the US that is comprised of a group of islands in the North Pacific Ocean, about 3,000 miles (4,830 km) west of mainland US; population 1,288,198 (est. 2008); capital, Honolulu (on Oahu); statehood, Aug. 21, 1959 (50). First settled by Polynesians, Hawaii was discovered by Captain James Cook in 1778. It was annexed by the US in 1898 and is a popular vacation destination. Former name Sandwich Islands.
  • 1.1The largest island in the state of Hawaii.

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