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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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For Tahiti is smiling and friendly; it is like a lovely woman graciously prodigal of her charm and beauty; and nothing can be more conciliatory than the entrance into the harbour at Papeete. The schooners moored to the quay are trim and neat, the little town along the bay is white and urbane, and the flamboyants, scarlet against the blue sky, flaunt their colour like a cry of passion.
The frigate, immediately upon coming to an anchor, got springs on her cables, and with he guns; cast loose and her men at their quarters, lay in the circular basin of Papeete, with her broadside bearing upon the devoted town; while her numerous cutters, hauled in order alongside, were ready to effect a landing, under cover of her batteries.
And there were the low Paumotus, and the high Marquesas; he saw himself often, now, on board trading schooners or frail little cutters, slipping out at dawn through the reef at Papeete and beginning the long beat through the pearl-atolls to Nukahiva and the Bay of Taiohae, where Tamari, he knew, would kill a pig in honor of his coming, and where Tamari's flower-garlanded daughters would seize his hands and with song and laughter garland him with flowers.
"He gave him a piece of paper that was good for the money in Papeete; and now Levy is dead and cannot pay; and Toriki is dead and the paper lost with him, and the pearl is lost with Levy.
Based on schedule listing, the airline plans to operate A340-300 service on Papeete - Auckland route, from 09SEP19 to 24SEP19.
Consider a seven-day cruise of Tahiti and the Society Islands beginning in the capital city of Papeete, where guests can explore inviting parks and gardens as well as the bustling public market, pearl museum and much more.
Air Tahiti Nui is a French airline with its head office in Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia, France.
She will then cross the Pacific Ocean, calling at exotic Nuku Hiva, Papeete, Tahiti and Bora Bora in French Polynesia then visit Auckland, New Zealand, before arriving in Australia's largest city on December 1.
Address for correspondence: Maite Aubry, Institut Louis Malarde, PO Box 30, 98713 Papeete, Tahiti, French Polynesia; email:
Hollande made the comments during his visit to the French Polynesian capital of Papeete and the acknowledgement is the clearest admission yet of the damage caused by the nuclear testing program, ( Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported.
Ports include Papeete, Tahiti; Huahine, Society Islands; Taha'a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands; Bora Bora, Society Islands (overnight); Rangiroa, Tuamotus; Fakarava, Tuamotus; Taha'a (Motu Mahana), Society Islands; Moorea, Society Islands (overnight); and Papeete, Tahiti (overnight).