Tuamotu Archipelago

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Tu·a·mo·tu Archipelago

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.

Tuamotu Archipelago

(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).
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Noun1.Tuamotu Archipelago - a group of about 80 coral islands in French PolynesiaTuamotu Archipelago - a group of about 80 coral islands in French Polynesia
French Oceania, French Polynesia - a French overseas possession in the South Pacific
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Specimens of Carybdea grandis were collected off Fakarava and Anaa Island, in the Tuamotu Archipelago (formerly Paumotu Islands) and described by Agassiz and Mayer (1902).
Mystic Isles of the South Seas (1921) described a visit to Tahiti and Moorea, and Atolls of the Sun (1922) dealt with life on Paumotu. His books are credited with bringing about a revival of interest in the South Seas.