Cook Islands


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Cook Islands

An island group of the southern Pacific Ocean east of Samoa. Inhabited by Polynesians who arrived around 1,500 years ago, the islands are named for Capt. James Cook, who visited them in 1773. They are now self-governing under the sovereignty of New Zealand.

Cook Islands

pl n
(Placename) a group of islands in the SW Pacific, an overseas territory of New Zealand: consists of the Lower Cooks and the Northern Cooks Capital: Avarua, on Rarotonga. Pop: 10 447 (2013 est). Area: 234 sq km (90 sq miles)

Cook′ Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands in the S Pacific belonging to New Zealand. 21,317; 99 sq. mi. (256 sq. km).
Translations
Cookovy ostrovy
Cookinseln
Cookinsaaret
îles Cook
Cook-szigetek
Wyspy Cooka
Cooköarna
Cook Adaları
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There is a paucity of published material on life in the Cook Islands and particularly a lack of writing on the importance and the vitality of dance (and music) creation and performance in the thirteen home islands and in migrant communities.
"I'm sure whoever gets the chance to be cast away on the Cook Islands will have the experience of a lifetime, learning to build accommodation, cooking on an island and working as a team.
Despite fielding players from five Guinness Premiership clubs, England suffered an immediate setback as the Cook Islands - combined population of just 21,000 - caused one of the IRB series' biggest shocks.
Prior to the arrival of the Missionaries in 1821, the Cook Islands had no written language.
In the Cook Islands case, money finance of the government's budget deficits, aided by reduced reserve backing for the Cook Islands dollar, allowed fiscal retrenchment to be delayed in the early 1990s.
The domestic banking system is comprised of branches of two major Australian banks and the local Bank of the Cook Islands (BCI).
Only the independent directorate in the Cook Islands or other islands can disclose this information, and they generally refuse all requests.
It also indicated that publishing in French Polynesia was more active than other areas of the Pacific, including the Cook Islands. However, as a whole the Library's holdings were not vastly different from those of the Library of Congress or other Australian libraries.