Gambier Islands

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Gam·bier Islands

 (găm′bîr′)
An island group of French Polynesia in the south-central Pacific Ocean.
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Gambier Islands

(ˈɡæmbɪə)
pl n
(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)
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Gam′bier Is′lands

(ˈgæm bɪər)
n.pl.
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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Wild Pinctada margaritifera were collected as spat in the lagoon of Mangareva Island (Gambier Archipelago, French Polynesia) to serve as recipients.
The recipient oysters grafted from the same donor oyster (grouped on chaplets) were then randomly split into six groups; two of these were kept in Gambier archipelago (Atiaoa and Taku bays), two others were taken to Tuamotu archipelago (atoll lagoons of Ahe and Arutua), and the last two to Society archipelago (lagoons of Raiatea and Tahaa Islands) (Fig.
By contrast, Atiaoa and Taku bays (Gambier archipelago) showed on average (1) the lowest rates of circled pearls (-38% compared with the other sites) and (2) the highest rates of roundish pearls (+36%) and pearls of "other" shapes (+16%) (Fig.