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plural noun
a group of islands in the South Pacific belonging to New Zealand. 99 square miles (256 square kilometers).
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Origin of Cook Islands

First recorded in 1875–80 as Cook's Islands; named after Captain James Cook
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Cook Islands

pl n
a group of islands in the SW Pacific, an overseas territory of New Zealand: consists of the Lower Cooks and the Northern Cooks Capital: Avarua, on Rarotonga. Pop: 10 447 (2013 est). Area: 234 sq km (90 sq miles)
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