French Polynesia

[ french-pol-uh-nee-zhuh, pol-uh-nee-shuh ]

noun
  1. a French overseas territory in the southern Pacific, including the Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, and other scattered island groups. 1,544 sq. mi. (4,000 sq. km). Capital: Papeete.

  • Formerly French O·ce·an·i·a [oh-shee-an-ee-uh, -ah-nee-uh] /ˌoʊ ʃiˈæn i ə, -ˈɑ ni ə/ .

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French Polynesia

noun
  1. a French Overseas Country (formerly Territory) in the S Pacific Ocean, including the Society Islands, the Tuamotu group, the Gambier group, the Tubuai Islands, and the Marquesas Islands. Capital: Papeete, on Tahiti. Pop: 277 293 (2013 est). Area: about 4000 sq km (1500 sq miles): Former name (until 1958): French Oceania

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