Hawaiʻi

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

English[edit]

Proper noun[edit]

Hawaiʻi

  1. (chiefly Hawaii) Alternative spelling of Hawaii

Usage notes[edit]

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

Derived terms[edit]


Hawaiian[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *Sawaiki.

Pronunciation[edit]

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

Proper noun[edit]

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)