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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.
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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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|Noun||1.||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
Gambier Islands - a group of islands in the south central Pacific; part of French Polynesia
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