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]
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Proper noun[edit]

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)

Descendants[edit]