Hawaiʻi

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian Hawaiʻi, in turn from Proto-Nuclear-Polynesian *Sawaiki.

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Hawaiʻi

  1. Alternative form of Hawaii

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Hawaiian[edit]

Alternative forms[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiki, the legendary homeland of the Polynesians, from Proto-Polynesian *Sawaiki.

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Hawaiʻi

  1. Proper official spelling of the name of the Hawaiian Islands, the largest of those islands, and the U.S. state they form.
  2. Hawaiian (person)

Usage notes[edit]

The ʻokina (ʻ)—in poorer typography represented with the grave accent (`) or straight apostrophe (')—indicates a glottal stop in Hawaiian and Hawaiian English.

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