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 DeCS Categories

G16 Biological Phenomena .
G16.500 Ecological and Environmental Phenomena .
G16.500.275 Environment .
G16.500.275.505 Islands .
K01 Humanities .
K01.844 Religion .
K01.844.275 Islam .
N06 Environment and Public Health .
N06.230 Environment .
N06.230.295 Islands .
Z01 Geographic Locations .
Z01.107 Americas .
Z01.107.567 North America .
Z01.107.567.875 United States .
Z01.107.567.875.580 Pacific States .
Z01.107.567.875.580.375 Hawaii .
Z01.252 Asia 946 .
Z01.252.474 Far East .
Z01.252.474.463 Japan .
Z01.252.474.463.709 Tokyo .
Z01.433 Cities .
Z01.433.900 Tokyo .
Z01.542 Europe .
Z01.542.816 Scandinavian and Nordic Countries .
Z01.542.816.186 Finland .
Z01.639 Islands .
Z01.639.520 Indian Ocean Islands .
Z01.639.520.200 Comoros .
Z01.639.760 Pacific Islands .
Z01.639.760.680 Micronesia .
Z01.639.760.815 Polynesia .
Z01.639.760.815.482 Hawaii .
 Synonyms & Historicals
Hawaii .
Midway Island .
Midway Islands .
A group of islands in Polynesia, in the north central Pacific Ocean, comprising eight major and 114 minor islands, largely volcanic and coral. Its capital is Honolulu. It was first reached by Polynesians about 500 A.D. It was discovered and named the Sandwich Islands in 1778 by Captain Cook. The islands were united under the rule of King Kamehameha 1795-1819 and requested annexation to the United States in 1893 when a provisional government was set up. Hawaii was established as a territory in 1900 and admitted as a state in 1959. The name is from the Polynesian Owhyhii, place of the gods, with reference to the two volcanoes Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa, regarded as the abode of the gods. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p493 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p2330) .
Islands .
Tracts of land completely surrounded by water. .
Micronesia .
Johnston Island .
Micronesia, Federated States of .
Northern Mariana Islands .
Pacific Islands (Trust Territory) .
Mariana Islands .
Marshall Islands .
Caroline Islands .
Ellice Islands .
Gilbert Islands .
Kiribati .
Nauru .
Tuvalu .
Federated States of Micronesia .
The collective name for islands of the Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines, including the Mariana, PALAU, Caroline, Marshall, and Kiribati Islands. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p761 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p350) .
Islam .
Islamic Ethics .
Ethic, Islamic .
Ethics, Islamic .
Islamic Ethic .
Muslim .
Mohammedanism .
Muslims .
A monotheistic religion promulgated by the Prophet Mohammed with Allah as the deity. .
Finland .
Aland Islands .
Åland Islands .
A country in northern Europe, bordering the Baltic Sea, Gulf of Bothnia, and Gulf of Finland, between Sweden and Russia. The capital is Helsinki. .
Comoros .
Comoro Islands .
Iles Comores .
Mayotte .
A group of Indian Ocean Islands, the islands of Great Comoro, Anjouan, Mayotte, and Moheli, lying between northeast Mozambique and northwest Madagascar. The capital is Moroni. In 1914 they became a colony attached to Madagascar administratively and were made a French overseas territory in 1947. Except for Mayotte which remained French, Comoros became an independent republic in 1975. Comoros represents the Arabic qamar, moon, said by some scholars to be linked with the mystical Mountains of the Moon said to be somewhere in equatorial Africa. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p283 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p122) .
Tokyo .
Bonin Islands .