Tuamotu Archipelago(redirected from Paumotu)
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An island group of French Polynesia in the southern Pacific Ocean east of Tahiti. Inhabited primarily by native Polynesian people, the islands were annexed by France in 1881.
(Placename) a group of about 80 coral islands in the S Pacific, in French Polynesia. Pop: 15 973 (2002; including the Gambier Islands). Area: 860 sq km (332 sq miles). Also called: Low Archipelago or Paumotu Archipelago
Tu•a•mo′tu Archipel′ago(ˌtu əˈmoʊ tu)
a group of islands in the S Pacific: in French Polynesia. 11,793; 332 sq. mi. (860 sq. km).