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Niue

[nee-oo-ey]
noun
  1. an island in the S Pacific between Tonga and Cook Islands: possession of New Zealand. 5128; about 100 sq. mi. (260 sq. km).
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Also called Savage Island.
Related formsNi·u·an [nee-oo-uh n] /niˈu ən/, adjective, noun
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Historical Examples

  • But since Niue and the Loyalty group were evangelised, nearly twenty years ago, not a single large island has been occupied.

    Fruits of Toil in the London Missionary Society

    Various

  • To the natives of Niue Island, Hina has been the goddess ruling over all tapa making.

  • Niue offers the same two vowel sounds inverted, with the stress on the second.

    Frdric Mistral

    Charles Alfred Downer


British Dictionary definitions for niue

Niue

noun
  1. an island in the S Pacific, between Tonga and the Cook Islands: annexed by New Zealand (1901); achieved full internal self-government in 1974. Chief town and port: Alofi. Pop: 1269 (2012 est). Area: 260 sq km (100 sq miles)Also called: Savage Island
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