a small British island in the S Pacific, SE of Tuamotu Archipelago: settled 1790 by mutineers of the Bounty. 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km).
/pɪtˈkɛən; ˈpɪtkɛən/
an island in the S Pacific: forms with the islands of Ducie, Henderson and Oeno (all uninhabited) a UK Overseas Territory; Pitcairn itself was uninhabited until the landing in 1790 of the mutineers of H.M.S. Bounty and their Tahitian companions. Capital: Adamstown. Pop: 48 (2012 est). Area: 4.6 sq km (1.75 sq miles)


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