- a group of French islands in the S Pacific. 332 sq. mi. (860 sq. km).
Also called Low Archipelago, Paumotu Archipelago.
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- a group of about 80 coral islands in the S Pacific, in French Polynesia. Pop: 15 973 (2002; including the Gambier Islands). Area: 860 sq km (332 sq miles)Also called: Low Archipelago, Paumotu Archipelago