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Tubuai Islands

/ (ˌtuːbuːˈaɪ) /
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pl n
a chain of small islands extending about 1400 km (850 miles) in the S Pacific, in French Polynesia; discovered by Captain Cook in 1777; annexed by France in 1880. Pop: 1979 (2002). Area: 173 sq km (67 sq miles)Also called: Austral Islands
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