geographical name 1. (or Hawaiian Islands) (or formerly Sandwich Islands) group of islands central Pacific belonging to United States 2. island SE Hawaii, largest of the group; chief city Hilo area 4021 square miles (10,455 square kilometers) 3. state of the United States comprising Hawaiian Islands except Midway Islands; annexed 1898, a territory 1900-59 capital Honolulu area 6471 square miles (16,760 square kilometers), population 1,211,537

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