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Molokai

(Encyclopedia) Molokai mō´lōkī´ [key], island (1990 pop. 6,587), 261 sq mi (676 sq km), Maui co., Hawaii, between Oahu and Maui islands. Molokai is generally mountainous, with Mt.…

Damien, Father

(Encyclopedia) Damien, Father dā´mēən, dämyăN´ [key] (Damien De Veuster), 1840–89, Belgian missionary priest and saint, originally named Jozef De Veuster. He went to Hawaii (1864) as a…

Maui

(Encyclopedia) Maui mou´ē [key], island (1990 est. pop. 82,500), 728 sq mi (1,886 sq km), second largest island in the state of Hawaii, separated from the island of Hawaii by the…

Oahu

(Encyclopedia) Oahu ōä´ho͞o [key], island (1990 pop. 836,231), 593 sq mi (1,536 sq km), third largest and chief island of Hawaii, part of Honolulu co., between Molokai and Kauai. Oahu…

Cope, Saint Marianne

(Encyclopedia) Cope, Saint Marianne, 1838–1918, American Roman Catholic hospital administrator, b. Heppenheim, Germany. In 1939 her family immigrated to the United States, settling in…

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,…

Lois-Ann Yamanaka Biography

Lois-Ann Yamanaka novelistBorn: 1961Birthplace: Ho’olehua, Molokai, Hawaii Lois-Ann Yamanaka is a Japanese-American writer who grew up in Hawaii. With a unique voice that often uses pidgin…

Curious Collections

America's weird museums by Laura Hayes Arts & Entertainment | American History Gruesome | Medical Marvels | Curious Collections | Really Weird Science Medical Marvels Mutter Museum…

Curious Collections

America's weird museums by Laura Hayes Arts & Entertainment | American History Gruesome | Medical Marvels | Curious Collections | Really Weird Science Medical Marvels Mutter Museum…

Highest Waterfalls of the World

The following table lists the world's tallest waterfalls including the name, location, source, and height. Angel in Venezuela is the world's tallest waterfall dropping 979 meters. Name(s) (…