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Rarotonga

[rar-uh-tong-guh]
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noun
  1. one of the Cook Islands, in the S Pacific, 26 sq. mi. (67 sq. km).
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Related formsRa·ro·tong·an, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • Cook had probably brought it from Rarotonga, or from Tahiti.

    Savage Island

    Basil C. Thomson

  • The little Kingdom of Rarotonga is one of the last to remain independent.

    The Pacific Triangle

    Sydney Greenbie

  • Of these the larger, Rarotonga, has a circumference of about thirty miles.

  • They knew that far off to the southwest lay the islands of Samoa, and Rarotonga.

  • Rarotonga was, in fact, discovered by the ship Seringapatam in 1814, though Williams may have been the first to land.


British Dictionary definitions for rarotonga

Rarotonga

noun
  1. 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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