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A volcanic island of the southern Pacific Ocean in the southwest Cook Islands. The largest and most important island in the group, it serves as the capital of the Cook Islands.
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(Placename) an island in the S Pacific, in the SW Cook Islands: the chief island of the group. Chief settlement: Avarua. Pop: 12 188 (2001). Area: 67 sq km (26 sq miles)
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(ˌrær əˈtɒŋ gə)

one of the Cook Islands, in the S Pacific. 9281; 26 sq. mi. (67 sq. km).
Ra`ro•tong′an, adj., n.
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