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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • A volcanic island of the southern Pacific Ocean west-northwest of Tahiti. It is the largest of the Leeward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. Migration of its people to Hawaii, the Cook Islands, and New Zealand is believed to have begun some 600 years ago.

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Examples

  • I had letters to deliver in Raiatea, and officials to see, and there was Charmian down below getting ready to go ashore.

    Chapter 12

  • Since Raiatea is thirty miles in circumference, and Tahaa fifteen miles, some idea may be gained of the magnitude of the reef that encloses them.

    "The High Seat Of Abundance"

  • I had letters to deliver in Raiatea, and officials to see, and there was

    "The High Seat Of Abundance"

  • So it was that Brown, thrilling with all the romance and adventure he had read and guessed and never lived, took his place in the sternsheets of a whaleboat, loaded with rifles and cartridges, rowed by four Raiatea sailors, steered by a golden-brown, sea-swimming faun, and directed through the warm tropic darkness toward the half-mythical love island of

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

  • 'Kila, the son of Moikeha, brought it back from far Raiatea in the

    SHIN-BONES

  • For'ard, wherever their tasks left them, the Raiatea sailors sank down to sleep on deck.

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

  • For'ard, on the Valetta, were several of Grief's own Raiatea sailors.

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

  • Raiatea men, Mauriri swam to the head of the bay for supplies.

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

  • But the devils were in the bush shooting at Brown and the Raiatea men; and me they hunted till daylight, and through the morning they hunted me there in the low-lying land.

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

  • A week later Mauriri and a Raiatea man swam back with empty calabashes.

    THE DEVILS OF FUATINO

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