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Faced with few options for income, Niihauans still protect Hawaiian life

By Vicki Viotti

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, Mar 30, 2014

~~<p>There are no paved roads, no cars, no stores and that's only the start of what makes &quot;The Forbidden Island&quot; distinct.</p>
<p>Niihau is home to about 130 permanent inhabitants, nearly all of whom are Native Hawaiians, speaking a dialect of Hawaiian as their first language. Their homes are mainly on the island's western shore, in a settlement called Puuwai.</p>
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There are no paved roads, no cars, no stores and that's only the start of what makes "The Forbidden Island" distinct.

Niihau is home to about 130 permanent inhabitants, nearly all of whom are Native Hawaiians, speaking a dialect of Hawaiian as their first language. Their homes are mainly on the island's western shore, in a settlement called Puuwai. Login for more...



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