[ nee-oo-ey ]
/ niˈu eɪ /
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an island in the South Pacific Ocean between Tonga and Cook Islands: possession of New Zealand. 101 square miles (261 square kilometers).
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Formerly Savage Island.
OTHER WORDS FROM NiueNi·u·an [nee-oo-uhn], /niˈu ən/, adjective, noun
Words nearby Niue
nits-and-lice, Nitti, nitty, nitty-gritty, nitwit, Niue, Niuean, Niu Tireni, nival, nivation, Niven
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How to use Niue in a sentence
But since Niue and the Loyalty group were evangelised, nearly twenty years ago, not a single large island has been occupied.
Niue offers the same two vowel sounds inverted, with the stress on the second.Frdric Mistral|Charles Alfred Downer
To the natives of Niue Island, Hina has been the goddess ruling over all tapa making.Legends of Ma-ui--a demi god of Polynesia, and of his mother Hina|W. D. Westervelt
British Dictionary definitions for Niue
/ (ˈnjuːeɪ) /
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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