Tahiti

[ tuh-hee-tee, tah- ]
/ təˈhi ti, tɑ- /

noun

the principal island of the Society Islands, in the S Pacific. 402 sq. mi. (1041 sq. km). Capital: Papeete.

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British Dictionary definitions for tahiti

Tahiti
/ (təˈhiːtɪ) /

noun

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

Tahiti

Largest island of French Polynesia, located in the south Pacific Ocean.

notes for Tahiti

Attracted by the Polynesian culture and spectacular climate and scenery, both Paul Gauguin and Robert Louis Stevenson lived in Tahiti and expressed its romantic allure through their works.
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