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French Polynesia

A French overseas territory in the south-central Pacific Ocean comprising some 120 islands, including the Society, Marquesas, and Austral islands and the Tuamotu archipelago. Papeete, on the island of Tahiti, is the capital.

French Polynesia

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(Placename) 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

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a French overseas territory in the S Pacific, including the Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, and other scattered island groups. 224,911; 1544 sq. mi. (4000 sq. km). Cap.: Papeete.
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Noun1.French Polynesia - a French overseas possession in the South Pacific
Polynesia - the islands in the eastern part of Oceania
Society Islands - an island group of French Polynesia in the South Pacific to the east of Samoa
Low Archipelago, Paumotu Archipelago, Tuamotu Archipelago - a group of about 80 coral islands in French Polynesia
Austral Islands, Tubuai Islands - a chain of small islands in French Polynesia
Gambier Islands - a group of islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia
Iles Marquises, Marquesas Islands - a group of volcanic islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia
Translations
Polynésie française
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Empires maritimes prehistoriques dans le Pacifique: Ga'asialili et la mise en place d une colonie tongienne a Uvea (Wallis, Polynesie occidentale).
C'est le premier mariage sous-marin dans ce lagon de Polynesie francaise.
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Tout en [beaucoup moins que]prenant acte[beaucoup plus grand que] de la volonte du gouvernement francais de faire evoluer le dossier des victimes, l'Aven affirme rester [beaucoup moins que]attentive[beaucoup plus grand que] a la mise en place des nouveaux textes et de leurs applications, notant egalement que si l'ensemble de la Polynesie rentre dans la zone des retombes (des essais), [beaucoup moins que]rien n'a ete prevu pour la modification de la zone Sahara[beaucoup plus grand que].
Along those lines of connection, Somerville concludes part I of Once Were Pacific with the Tahitian protagonist Tetiare from Jean Anderson's translation of Chantal Spitz's L'Ile Des Reyes Ecrases (or Island of Shattered Dreams), "the first novel published by an Indigenous writer from Polynesie Francais (French Polynesia)" (8I), and voyages to the island where the tapa of the Tupaia painting originated.
Il y eut aussi Tahiti en Polynesie, mission que nous avons fermee en 2012 apres 65 ans de presence.
Si le match a lieu jeudi apres-midi au Bresil, nous sommes jeudi matin dans la capitale de la Polynesie francaise.
Canada: M Sears; Channel Islands: HR Anderson; Chile: V Aguirre, J Mallol; Colombia: J Mallol (interim); Costa Rica: ME Soto-Quiros; Croatia: V Ahel; Fiji: L Waqatakirewa; Finland: J Pekkanen; Greece: C Gratziou; India: J Shah; Isle of Man: HR Anderson; Kingdom of Tonga: T Fakakovi; Malaysia: J de Bruyne; Netherlands: R Otten; New Zealand: MI Asher; Nouvelle Caledonie: S Barny; Panama: G Cukier; Polynesie Francaise: R Chansin; Portugal: J Rosado Pinto; Republic of Ireland: P Manning; Republique Democratique du Congo: E Bahati; Reunion Island: C Catteau; Russia: RM Khaitov; Samoa: N Tuuau-Potai; Sudan: A El Sony; Sweden: L Nilsson; South Africa: HJ Zar; Thailand: P Vichyanond; United Kingdom: HR Anderson.
He recycled the eponymMagellanique ('Magellanica') to label a purely conjectural land mass in the south Atlantic and added two neologisms: Australasie ('Australasia'), a partly speculative land mass 'south' of Asia, materialized in places seen by voyagers in New Holland, New Zealand, and the western Pacific; and Polynesie ('Polynesia'), named for its 'multiplicity of islands'.
Delegation Regionale a la Recherche et a la Technologie, Haut-Commissariat de la Republique en Polynesie francaise provided research permits.