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Niihau

(Encyclopedia) Niihau nē´hou [key], island (1990 pop. 230), 70 sq mi (181 sq km), in Kauai co., Hawaii, W of Kauai island. It is mostly arid lowland, rising to 1,281 ft (390 m) at…

Palmyra

(Encyclopedia) Palmyra, atoll (2 sq mi/5.2 sq km), central Pacific, one of the Line Islands , c.1,100 mi (1,770 km) SW of Honolulu. Palmyra has no permanent inhabitants. First…

Hawaii Overview

(Encyclopedia) Hawaii həwī´ē, hävä´ē [key], 50th state of the United States, comprising a group of eight major islands and numerous islets in the central Pacific Ocean, c.2,100 mi (3,…