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Definition of Hawaii from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

Hawaii

 
NAmE//həˈwaɪi//
 
(abbreviation HI)
 
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the 50th and last state to join the U.S., in 1959. It is in the central Pacific Ocean and consists of eight main islands and other smaller ones. Its capital and largest city, Honolulu, and the port of Pearl Harbor are on the island of Oahu.
See the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary entry: Hawaii