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It is 5 sqkm ('180 sqkm). Comparison of sizes: seventh biggest island in Hawaii. Cahelelani (Leptothyra verruca); Momi (Euplica varians); Laiki (Mitrella margarita). The Forbidden Isle. Isle of yesteryear (yesterday). About 4. 9 million years ago a lone vulcano created Ni¿½ihau Nowadays, the islands of Ni?ihau is about 6 mile (. 9. 7 km) in width and 18 mile (. 29 km) long, making it the smallest populated of Hawaii.
½ihau ½The is just over 17 mi (27 km) from the western side of Kaua?i, above the sea passage known as Kaulakahi, which means ?The Individual Blaze (Stripes of Paint. ? [i] Ni?ihau is relatively arid, because it is rainy shady in the city of Kaua¿¿½i?s. Its capital on Nis ½ihau is Puis ½uwai (is ½Heartï ½[ii]). Nishali ¿½ihau?s 860-acre (348-ha) HÄlali?i Sea is the biggest sea in all of Hawaii' islands.
Ni?ihau was known for the local mat from the local macaloa (Cyperus laevigatus) in the pre-contact period. This mat was regarded as the best sleep mat in old Polynesia. Ni?ihau has been in the Robinson family's possession since 1864 and is not open for tourists. Robinsons are descendents of Eliza (McHutcheson) Sinclair, who bought the Isle of Nis in 1864 from King Kamehameha V (Lot KapuÄiwa Kamehameha).
Awarded to King Kamehameha V. for the land of Ni?ihau was $10,000 dollars gold. Widely insulated from the remainder of the islands of Hawaii, Ni?ihau is regarded by some as the last stronghold of the Hawaiians who speak the language of Hawaii. Ni-¿½ihau has neither an airfield nor a nationwide power or telephone system.
Na?ihau is also known for the wonderful, minute mussels that can be found on the island. Mussels can also be found on other isles, but nowhere with the glamour of the appreciated Ni?ihau Mussels known as pÅ"pÅ" Ni?ihau (pÅ"pÅ" means ?shell?). Ni-¿½ihau Bowls are lined up in a traditional way to form spirals with complicated pattern.
Some of the best of this lovely clam lei can be sold for more than $10,000 bucks. There are three main shell species used for the bivalve mollusc lei, namely Kahhelelani (Leptothyra verruca); Mumi (Euplica varians); and Laiki (Mitrella margarita), and the shell colours vary from dark bay to pearl whit.
Hawaii place names: Universiy of Hawaii Press, 1974. Hawaii place names: Universiy of Hawaii Press, 1974. Hispanic Proverbs & Poetic Sayings.