Society Islands

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So·ci·e·ty Islands

An island group of French Polynesia in the southern Pacific Ocean east of Samoa. The group is made up of the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands. Long inhabited by Polynesian peoples and first visited by Europeans in the early 1600s, the islands were claimed for France by Louis Antoine de Bougainville in 1768 and named by Capt. James Cook in 1769. They became a French protectorate in 1843 and a part of the overseas territory of French Polynesia in 1946.

Society Islands

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(Placename) a group of islands in the S Pacific: administratively part of French Polynesia; consists of the Windward Islands and the Leeward Islands; became a French protectorate in 1843 and a colony in 1880. Pop: 214 445 (2002). Area: 1595 sq km (616 sq miles)

Soci′ety Is′lands
a group of islands in the S Pacific: a part of French Polynesia; largest island, Tahiti. 142,270; 650 sq. mi. (1683 sq. km). Cap.: Papeete.
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Noun1.Society Islands - an island group of French Polynesia in the South Pacific to the east of SamoaSociety Islands - an island group of French Polynesia in the South Pacific to the east of Samoa
French Oceania, French Polynesia - a French overseas possession in the South Pacific
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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The great interest with which the important events lately occurring at the Sandwich, Marquesas, and Society Islands, have been regarded in America and England, and indeed throughout the world, will, he trusts, justify a few otherwise unwarrantable digressions.
4] This was described in Christie's catalogue as follows: "A nude woman, a native of the Society Islands, is lying on the ground beside a brook.
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Examples of recipes include Sweet Scones from Scotland, peanut butter soup from Ghana, Cowboy Steak from Argentina, and Tropical Fruit Sensation from the Society Islands, to name just a few.

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