Hawaii Definition


A state of the United States of America. The capital is Honolulu, on the island of Oahu. It is the fiftieth state to join the United States. The nickname is the Aloha State. It is located from 19° to 23° N latitude, with the eight main islands from 155° to 162° W longitude and including many smaller islands extending westward.


A chain of islands in the Pacific Ocean between North America and Oceania. Also called the Hawaiian Islands and formerly the Sandwich Islands. The larger islands are.

Kauai (Kauaʻi)
Hawaii (Hawaiʻi, the Big Island)
Lanai (Lānaʻi)
Molokai (Molokaʻi)
Niihau Niʻihau.
Oahu (Oʻahu)
The proper name of the largest of the Hawaiian Islands, also called the Big Island. The Big Island lies southeast of the other islands.

Alternative form of Hawaii.


Origin of Hawaii

  • From Hawaiian Hawaiʻi, from Proto-Polynesian *Sawaiki (“traditional homeland”).

    From Wiktionary

  • From Hawaiian Hawaiʻi, in turn from Proto-Nuclear-Polynesian *Sawaiki.

    From Wiktionary

Hawaii Is Also Mentioned In

Find Similar Words

Find similar words to Hawaii using the buttons below.

Words Starting With

Words Ending With