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

Alternative forms[edit]

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
  • Hyphenation: Ha‧waii

Proper noun[edit]

Hawaii

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

Usage notes[edit]

The standard spelling in the islands is Hawaiʻi, where the ʻ indicates a glottal stop or phonemic glide. However, Hawaii is the official spelling used in the Constitution of the State of Hawaii.

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Translations[edit]

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Catalan[edit]

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Hawaii m

  1. Hawaii (an island)
  2. Hawaii (a state of the United States)

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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 (an island)
  2. Hawaii (a state of the United States)

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 (an island)
  2. Hawaii (a state of the United States)

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Hungarian[edit]

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 Hawaii on Hungarian Wikipedia

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): [ˈhɒvɒji]
  • Hyphenation: Ha‧waii
  • Rhymes: -ji

Proper noun[edit]

Hawaii

  1. Hawaii (an island)
    Synonym: Hawaii-szigetek
  2. Hawaii (a state of the United States)

Declension[edit]

Inflection (stem in long/high vowel, back harmony)
singular plural
nominative Hawaii
accusative Hawaiit
dative Hawaiinak
instrumental Hawaiival
causal-final Hawaiiért
translative Hawaiivá
terminative Hawaiiig
essive-formal Hawaiiként
essive-modal
inessive Hawaiiban
superessive Hawaiin
adessive Hawaiinál
illative Hawaiiba
sublative Hawaiira
allative Hawaiihoz
elative Hawaiiból
delative Hawaiiról
ablative Hawaiitól
non-attributive
possessive - singular
Hawaiié
non-attributive
possessive - plural
Hawaiiéi
Possessive forms of Hawaii
possessor single possession multiple possessions
1st person sing. Hawaiim
2nd person sing. Hawaiid
3rd person sing. Hawaiija
1st person plural Hawaiink
2nd person plural Hawaiitok
3rd person plural Hawaiijuk

Italian[edit]

Italian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia it

Etymology[edit]

From English Hawaii, from Hawaiian Hawaiʻi.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /aˈwaj/, (archaic or literary) /aˈvaj/
  • Rhymes: -ai
  • Hyphenation: Ha‧waii

Proper noun[edit]

Hawaii f pl (plural only)

  1. Hawaii (an island)
  2. Hawaii (a state of the United States)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Norwegian Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia no

Proper noun[edit]

Hawaii

  1. Hawaii (an island)
  2. Hawaii (a state of the United States)

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Norwegian Nynorsk Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia nn

Proper noun[edit]

Hawaii

  1. Hawaii (an island)
  2. Hawaii (a state of the United States)

Derived terms[edit]