Pitcairn Island

  1. a small British island in the S Pacific, SE of Tuamotu Archipelago: settled 1790 by mutineers of the Bounty. 2 sq. mi. (5 sq. km).

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  • For all the world like the story of Pitcairn Island and the mutineers of the ‘Bounty’!

    Darkness and Dawn | George Allan England

British Dictionary definitions for Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn Island

/ (pɪtˈkɛən, ˈpɪtkɛən) /

  1. an island in the S Pacific: forms with the islands of Ducie, Henderson and Oeno (all uninhabited) a UK Overseas Territory; Pitcairn itself was uninhabited until the landing in 1790 of the mutineers of H.M.S. Bounty and their Tahitian companions. Capital: Adamstown. Pop: 48 (2012 est). Area: 4.6 sq km (1.75 sq miles)

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