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What are alternate names for Hawai'i?

Hawai'i, pronounced Hah-wvai-ee in Hawaiian, is often spelled as Hawaii. The Hawaiian Islands are also occasionally referred to as the Sandwich Islands. The latter name was given by Captain James Cook, the first known European to come across the islands, in homage to the Earl of Sandwich who helped sponsor his trip. Please note that the South Sandwich Islands are entirely different islands located in the South Atlantic far to the east of the tip of Patagonia.

last updated 2008.10.19
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