Papeete



[pah-pee-ey-tey, puh-pee-tee] /ˌpɑ piˈeɪ teɪ, pəˈpi ti/

noun
1.
a city on NW Tahiti, in the Society Islands: capital of the Society Islands and of French Polynesia.
plural noun
1.
a group of islands in the S Pacific: a part of French Polynesia; largest island, Tahiti. (Excluding minor islands) 453 sq. mi. (1173 sq. km).
Capital: Papeete.
[tuh-hee-tee, tah-] /təˈhi ti, tɑ-/
noun
1.
the principal island of the Society Islands, in the S Pacific. 402 sq. mi. (1041 sq. km).
Capital: Papeete.
noun
1.
a French overseas territory in the S Pacific, including the Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, and other scattered island groups. 1544 sq. mi. (4000 sq. km).
Capital: Papeete.
/ˌpɑːpɪˈiːtɪ/
noun
1.
the capital of French Polynesia, on the NW coast of Tahiti: one of the largest towns in the S Pacific. Pop: 130 000 (2005 est)
noun
1.
a French Overseas Country (formerly Territory) in the S Pacific Ocean, including the Society Islands, the Tuamotu group, the Gambier group, the Tubuai Islands, and the Marquesas Islands. Capital: Papeete, on Tahiti. Pop: 277 293 (2013 est). Area: about 4000 sq km (1500 sq miles) Former name (until 1958) French Oceania
plural noun
1.
a group of islands in the S Pacific: administratively part of French Polynesia; consists of the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands; became a French protectorate in 1843 and a colony in 1880. Pop: 214 445 (2002). Area: 1595 sq km (616 sq miles)
/təˈhiːtɪ/
noun
1.
an island in the S Pacific, in the Windward group of the Society Islands: the largest and most important island in French Polynesia; became a French protectorate in 1842 and a colony in 1880. Capital: Papeete. Pop: 169 674 (2002). Area: 1005 sq km (388 sq miles)

Largest island of French Polynesia, located in the south Pacific Ocean.

Note: Attracted by the Polynesian culture and spectacular climate and scenery, both Paul Gauguin and Robert Louis Stevenson lived in Tahiti and expressed its romantic allure through their works.

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