- the principal island of the Society Islands, in the S Pacific. 402 sq. mi. (1041 sq. km). Capital: Papeete.
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One minute the script, the next a story about Ivor Novello's tailor or the Tahiti steamer schedule in the Thirties.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days
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Mid-90s Gallic nuclear testing is blamed for mutating a native iguana species of Tahiti.A Comprehensive History of Toho’s Original Kaiju (and Atomic Allegory) Godzilla
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There are nine varieties of pepper, vanilla beans from Tahiti and Madagascar.A Superstar Chef Does the Unthinkable
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This was on account of the "outrage" on the Tahiti schooner.Wild Justice: Stories of the South Seas
I think the moment he reached Tahiti he felt himself at home.
Tahiti is very far away, and I knew that I should never see it again.
They are simply the natural music of Tahiti, or strange and beautiful part-songs.The Gypsies
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Some of these papers are still extant in Tahiti and Mangareva.Concerning "Bully" Hayes
- an island in the S Pacific, in the Windward group of the Society Islands: the largest and most important island in French Polynesia; became a French protectorate in 1842 and a colony in 1880. Capital: Papeete. Pop: 169 674 (2002). Area: 1005 sq km (388 sq miles)
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