a group of islands in the N Pacific; 2,090 miles (3,370 km) SW of San Francisco: includes the eight islands comprising the state of Hawaii and volcanic, rock, and coral islets.
- Formerly Sandwich Islands .
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How to use Hawaiian Islands in a sentence
From my grandfather's library I dug up a book on the Hawaiian Islands, written by some missionary.Tramping on Life | Harry Kemp
In the Hawaiian Islands the native population is rapidly disappearing and being replaced by a new one.Famous Men and Great Events of the Nineteenth Century | Charles Morris
One of the few ancient fishponds still in use in the Hawaiian Islands.Oahu Traveler's guide | Bill Gleasner
People the world over have enjoyed the sweet and succulent products the Hawaiian Islands are famous for—sugar and pineapple.Oahu Traveler's guide | Bill Gleasner
Why should it be almost unknown in the Hawaiian Islands, within seventeen degrees of the equator?Impressions of South Africa | James Bryce