Niihau


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Niihau

(nē`hou), island (1990 pop. 230), 70 sq mi (181 sq km), in Kauai co., Hawaii, W of Kauai island. It is mostly arid lowland, rising to 1,281 ft (390 m) at Paniau Mt. The island is suitable for cattle grazing. Niihau, privately owned since 1864 when it was purchased from the Hawaiian kingdom by an American family, is operated as a ranch.
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Lehua is an important part of native Hawaiian culturethe Niihau community gathers opihi (limpets) in adjacent marine waters and on the island are several important native Hawaiian cultural sites.
06; Table 1); 2 of the largest counts of this species (100 and 85 individuals) occurred on hard-high habitats at Niihau and led to a high mean MaxNo (Fig.
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Since my days as a child on Oahu, IAAEve known Niihau as the Forbidden Island.
Among them will be Niihau shell artists from Kauai.
Niihau, the Hawaiian island to the west that permits no tourists, was in view off the port side most of the ride.
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The power and the truth of Malkin's book lie in putting front and center the remarkable story of what even good standard histories of World War II often omit: the Japanese-American couple who aided a pilot who landed his damaged Zero on tiny Niihau island following the Pearl Harbor attack.
She purchased the largest part of the 72-square mile island of Niihau, now owned by Keith and his brother Bruce, from King Kamehameha IV for $10,000 for a ranching operation, and later expanded to Kauai.
Excludes 160 persons from the privately owned island of Niihau.
Hawaii consists of eight major islands: Niihau,Kauai, O'ahu, Molokai, Lanai, Maui, Hawaii (The Big Island) and Kahoolawe.
and little Niihau, a privately owned island whose residents still speak ancient Hawaiian.