Hawaii

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See also: Hawaií, Hawaiʻi, Hawai'i, and Hawai`i

English[edit]

Hawaii in respect to the rest of the United States

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Etymology[edit]

From Hawaiian Hawaiʻi, from Proto-Nuclear Polynesian *Sawaiki (traditional homeland).[1]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (UK) enPR: həwīʹē, IPA(key): /həˈwaɪ.i/
  • (US) enPR: həwīʹ(j)ē, həwäʹ(j)ē, həwŏʹ(j)ē, IPA(key): /həˈwaɪ(j)i/, /həˈwɑ(j)i/, /həˈwɔ(j)i/, [hʊ̈ˈwaɪ̯(j)i], [hʊ̈ˈwɑ(j)i], [hʊ̈ˈwɔ(j)i]
    • (Hawaii, also) IPA(key): /həˈvaɪʔi/, /həˈvɑːʔi/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -aɪi, -aɪji, -ɑi, -ɑji, -ɔːi, -ɔːji
  • Hyphenation: Ha‧waii

Proper noun[edit]

Hawaii

  1. An Oceanian state of the United States of America. The capital is Honolulu, on the island of Oahu.
    Synonym: Aloha State
  2. A chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean between North America and Oceania.
    Synonyms: Hawaiian Islands, Sandwich Islands (obsolete)
    Hyponyms: Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Molokai, Lanai, Niihau, Kahoolawe
  3. (specifically) The largest of the Hawaiian Islands.
    Synonym: Big Island (informal)

Usage notes[edit]

The standard spelling in the islands is Hawaiʻi, where the ʻ indicates a glottal stop or phonemic glide.

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Catalan[edit]

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Proper noun[edit]

Hawaii m

  1. Hawaii (island)
  2. Hawaii (state)

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Danish[edit]

Danish Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia da

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English Hawaii.

Proper noun[edit]

Hawaii (genitive Hawaiis)

  1. Hawaii

German[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /haˈvaɪ̯/ (normal)
  • IPA(key): /haˈvaːʔi/ (learned; very rare)
  • (file)

Proper noun[edit]

Hawaii n (genitive Hawaiis)

  1. Hawaii (island)
  2. Hawaii (state)

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Italian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /a.ˈwai/, /a.ˈvai/
  • Rhymes: -ai
  • Hyphenation: Ha‧waii

Proper noun[edit]

Hawaii f pl

  1. Hawaii

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