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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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Although no funnel cloud was evident from this convective cell, the rotational signature was confirmed by a Moloka'i WSR-88D scan at the same altitude.
1) With the steady encroachment of development such as new luxury subdivisions on Moloka'i, high-rise condominiums in Waikiki, and new multi-million-dollar homes on the beaches of all the major islands, we are being pushed off our land and replaced by new wealthy migrants who can afford the high cost of living.
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UPC Wind has pledged $50 million toward Ho'i I Ka Pono, a campaign led by the Moloka'i Community Service Council (MCSC) to purchase all of the lands now owned by Molokai Properties Limited (Molokai Ranch).
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