a volcanic island in the Leeward Island group of the Society Islands, French Polynesia, in the South Pacific. 92 sq. mi. (238 sq. km).

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Historical Examples of raiatea

  • It is situated about two hundred and fifty miles to the south of Raiatea.

    Captain Cook

    W.H.G. Kingston

  • You can almost see Huahine from Raiatea, and you'll be sure to know some of them.

    A Son Of The Sun

    Jack London

  • Grief took the steering-sweep, and four of his Raiatea men bent to the oars.

    A Son Of The Sun

    Jack London

  • For'ard, on the Valetta, were several of Grief's own Raiatea sailors.

    A Son Of The Sun

    Jack London

  • The Snark was lying at anchor at Raiatea, just off the village of Uturoa.