the principal island of the Society Islands, in the southern Pacific. 402 sq. mi. (1,041 sq. km). Capital: Papeete.
- Formerly O·ta·hei·te [oh-tuh-hee-tee, -hey-] /ˌoʊ təˈhi ti, -ˈheɪ-/ .
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How to use Tahiti in a sentence
From the mid-1100s to the mid-1300s, people who had traveled to the Tuamotu Islands, located just east of Tahiti, spread out to settle Rapa Nui, also known as Easter Island, and several other islands separated by thousands of kilometers.DNA offers a new look at how Polynesia was settled | Bruce Bower | September 22, 2021 | Science News
Below, at a safe distance, local artists will tell the story of Hawaii and Tahiti through music and dance.How hotels are making guests feel safer this summer | Christopher Elliott | June 16, 2021 | Washington Post
Further out to sea, on islands like Tahiti, were only little lizards.One Incredible Ocean Crossing May Have Made Human Evolution Possible | Nicholas R. Longrich | May 2, 2021 | Singularity Hub
Set during the closing months of 1934, “Call of the Sea” is a demanding puzzle game that follows Norah, a former art teacher, as she travels by ship to an island located east of Tahiti.
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 | David Freeman | December 13, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
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 | Rich Goldstein | May 18, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
There are nine varieties of pepper, vanilla beans from Tahiti and Madagascar.
Some years ago the island of Tahiti was under the protection of the English, but at present it is under that of the French.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
As peace was now declared in Tahiti, there was no obstacle to my making a journey through the whole island.A Woman's Journey Round the World | Ida Pfeiffer
The most noted is that of Tahiti, which has been specially referred to the primeval tradition.
Welcomed here and ejected there, they passed on and on and on, as far as Samoa and Tahiti.The Pacific Triangle | Sydney Greenbie
Now no one knows our whereabouts; we can choose our own route when we leave Tahiti.In Strange Company | Guy Boothby
British Dictionary definitions for Tahiti
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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Cultural definitions for Tahiti
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