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Molokai

(mō`lōkī`), island (1990 pop. 6,587), 261 sq mi (676 sq km), Maui co., Hawaii, between Oahu and Maui islands. Molokai is generally mountainous, with Mt. Kamakou (4,970 ft/1,515 m) the highest peak. On the north coast, separated by a rocky mountain wall from the rest of the island and accessible only over a 2,000-ft (610-m) pass, is the Kalaupapa peninsula, on which a government leper colony exists (est. 1860). The large Molokai Ranch occupies roughly one third of the island. The chief port is Kaunakakai (1990 pop. 2,658).

Molokai

Hawaiian island; site of government leper colony. [Am. Hist.: NCE, 1807]
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Molokai

an island in central Hawaii. Pop.: 7404 (2000). Area: 676 sq. km (261 sq. miles)
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In April 2007, 10 new wild plants were discovered within the Pu'u Ali'i Natural Area Reserve on Moloka'i, including one mature individual.
With its predominantly native Hawaiian population and relatively undeveloped rural environment, Moloka'i is often called the last truly Hawaiian island.
Led by activists and community leaders such as Walter Ritte, Colette Machado, Julie Lopez, and Rich Zubaty, the people of Moloka'i raised many serious questions:
Maui Community College has received $149,930 for its Farm 21 education program, which offers Moloka'i residents higher education in agricultural production, processing and marketing.
UHCC also operates satellite centers that serve rural communities of West O'ahu, West Hawai'i, and Maui, as well as the residents of the islands of Moloka'i and Lana'i.
The only Canadian entry in the prestigious Moloka'i Channel Race was in contention until they were forced out of the race because their canoe sank.
The new King's Hawaiian online store is also the only place where coffee lovers can find the ideal complement to our irresistible bread and rolls--rare and delicious KING'S HAWAIIAN 100% Moloka'i Royal Whole Bean Coffee and Toasted Coconut Moloka'i Royal Whole Bean Coffee.
Launched 'Ohana by Hawaiian turboprop operation, reintroducing service from Honolulu to Moloka'i and Lana'i in March 2014.
Fiction favorites were Bel Canto by Anne Patchett, Water for Elephants by Sara Gruen, The Master Butcher's Singing Club by Louise Erdrich, and Moloka'i by Alan Brennert.
Last week, Ohana by Hawaiian also launched thrice-daily service between Honolulu and Moloka'i.
Brigham and Horace Mann visited Kaua'i, O'ahu, Maui, Moloka'i, and Hawai'i and made a checklist of 113 fern species (Robinson, 1912a).
In it he swam the Moloka'i Channel, a 72km stretch of water that took him 22 hours to complete.