from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A French overseas territory in the south-central Pacific Ocean comprising some 120 islands, including the Society, Marquesas, and Austral islands and the Tuamotu archipelago. It was organized as a territory in 1903. Papeete, on the island of Tahiti, is the capital. Population: 279,000.
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