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See also: Hawaii, Hawaií, Hawai'i, and Hawai`i

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EnglishEdit

Proper nounEdit

Hawaiʻi

  1. (chiefly Hawaii) Alternative spelling of Hawaii

Usage notesEdit

The ʻokina (ʻ) — in standard English typography represented with the straight apostrophe (') — indicates a glottal stop in Hawaiian and Hawaiian English.

Derived termsEdit


HawaiianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *Sawaiki.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /haˈvaj.ʔi/, [həˈʋɐjʔi]
  • (rapid speech) IPA(key): [həˈʋɛjʔi]
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Proper nounEdit

Hawaiʻi

  1. The Hawaiian Islands, a chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean between North America and Oceania.
  2. (specifically) The largest of the Hawaiian Islands.
  3. An Oceanian state of the United States of America comprising much of the Hawaiian Islands. The capital is Honolulu, on the island of Oahu.
  4. Hawaiian (person)

DescendantsEdit