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Alaska vs. Hawaii
[ uh-las-kuh ]
- a state of the United States in northwestern North America. 586,400 sq. mi. (1,519,000 sq. km). Capital: Juneau. Abbreviations: AK (for use with zip code), Alas.
- a gulf of the Pacific Ocean, on the coast of southern Alaska.
[ huh-wahy-ee, -wah-; Hawaiian -wah-yuh, hah-vah-ee ]
- a state of the United States comprising the northern Pacific islands of Hawaii, Kahoolawe, Kauai, Lanai, Maui, Molokai, Niihau, and Oahu: a U.S. territory 1900–59; admitted to the Union 1959. 6,424 sq. mi. (16,715 sq. km). Capital: Honolulu. Abbreviations: HI (for use with zip code), Haw.
- the largest island of Hawaii, in the southeastern part of the state. 4,028 square miles (10,430 square kilometers).