Gambier Islands

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Gam·bier Islands

An island group of French Polynesia in the south-central Pacific Ocean.

Gambier Islands

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(Placename) a group of islands in the S Pacific Ocean, in French Polynesia. Chief settlement: Rikitéa. Pop: 1097 (2002). Area: 30 sq km (11 sq miles)

Gam′bier Is′lands

(ˈgæm bɪər)
a group of islands in French Polynesia, belonging to the Tuamotu Archipelago. 8226; 12 sq. mi. (31 sq. km).
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Noun1.Gambier Islands - a group of islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia
French Oceania, French Polynesia - a French overseas possession in the South Pacific
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The recipient oysters grafted from the same donor oyster (grouped on chaplets) were then randomly split into six groups; two of these were kept in Gambier archipelago (Atiaoa and Taku bays), two others were taken to Tuamotu archipelago (atoll lagoons of Ahe and Arutua), and the last two to Society archipelago (lagoons of Raiatea and Tahaa Islands) (Fig.
By contrast, Ahe and Arutua atolls showed the highest values, which were significantly 22% and 5% greater for pearl weight and size, respectively, than those found in the Gambier archipelago.
For temperature, the Gambier archipelago is characterized by contrasting seasons, with a large range of temperature variation (21.