French Oceania


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French Oceania

n
(Placename) a former name (until 1958) of French Polynesia

French′ Polyne′sia


n.
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 Oceania - 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
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It was in the mid 1960s that French Oceania was renamed French Polynesia.