Molokai


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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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Fronted by wave-lashed reefs and backed by sea cliffs, the peninsula jutting out from Molokai's north shore remains a forbidding and fascinating place.
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Molokai is proud to be traditional Hawaii through and through.
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Researchers collected the video over the past year after capturing several seals on Kauai, Oahu and Molokai and attaching the cameras to their hides with epoxy while they were sedated.
The weather service issued a tropical storm warning Sunday for Oahu, Hawaii's most populous island with the city of Honolulu, to go along with previous warnings for the Big Island, Maui, Molokai, and Lanai.
Molokai residents have fought for decades to keep development away from their 38-mile-long island.