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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CONTACT: Hawaii Visitors Bureau, 2270 Kalakaua Avenue, Room 801, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815/(808)924-0266; The Kalaupapa Trail Guided Mule Tour, 100 Kalae Highway, Suite 104, Molokai, Hawaii 96757-0200/(800)567-7550; Molokai Ranch Wildlife Conservation Park, P.O.
Frommer's top 10 holiday destinations are: 1 Amador County, California' 2 Belem, Brazil' 3 Charleston, South Carolina' 4 Glasgow, Scotland' 5 Goa, India' 6 Kenya game parks' 7 Margarita, Venezuela, 8 Molokai, Hawaii' 9 Ramah, New Mexico' 10 Tasmania, Australia.
8), the Belgium-born priest recounts his life among the lepers of Molokai, Hawaii. Both plays are blessings.