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an island in the Society Islands, in the S Pacific, NW of Tahiti. 15 sq. mi. (39 sq. km).
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an island in the S Pacific, in French Polynesia, in the Society Islands: one of the Leeward Islands. Area: 39 sq km (15 sq miles)


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