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  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


  • 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


  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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