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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Mangareva, or Gambier Islands, lie at the southeastern extreme of French Polynesia (23[degrees]07' S.
Once considered luminous dewdrops from the night sky, black pearls are among the South Seas' treasures, found only in the Tuamotus and Gambier Islands.
They include the Society Islands, including Tahiti, Bora Bora, Moorea, Raiatea and Huahine; the Tuamotu Archipelago; the Austral Islands; the Marquesas Islands; and the Gambier Islands.