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 (pä′pē-ā′tā, pə-pē′tē)
The capital of the overseas territory of French Polynesia, a port on the northwest coast of Tahiti in the Society Islands of the southern Pacific Ocean. It is a commercial and tourist center.
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(Placename) the capital of French Polynesia, on the NW coast of Tahiti: one of the largest towns in the S Pacific. Pop: 130 000 (2005 est)
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(ˌpɑ piˈeɪ teɪ, pəˈpi ti)

a seaport on NW Tahiti, in the Society Islands: capital of the Society Islands and of French Polynesia. 22,967.
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Noun1.Papeete - the capital of French Polynesia on the northwestern coast of TahitiPapeete - the capital of French Polynesia on the northwestern coast of Tahiti
Tahiti - an island in the south Pacific; the most important island in French Polynesia; made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson and Paul Gauguin
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(16) Sonia Fassel "Le Mythe de Tahiti, ou comment unerealitedevientune fiction," Comite de documentation historique de la marine (Vincennes, 1995), 211-32; and Visions des iles: Du mythe a son exploration litteraire (XVIIIe-XXe siecles) (Paris: L'Harmattan, 2006); Serge Tcherkezoff, Tahiti 1768: Jeunesfillesenpleurs: La face cachee des premiers contacts et la naissance du mythe occidental (Pape'ete: Au vent des iles, 2004), 114-235.
The airline launched its first flight between San Francisco and Pape'ete, the capital of Tahiti.
Six days earlier, she had returned from a 14-day vacation to Tahiti, where she mainly stayed in the capital, Pape'ete, and took a short trip to the island of Mo'orea.
As purchases of tifaifai increased in the 1980s and 1990s, some merchants in Pape'ete began importing machine-sewn tifaifai.