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

  • The capital of the overseas territory of French Polynesia, a port on the northwest coast of Tahiti in the Society Islands of the southern Pacific Ocean. It is a commercial and tourist center. Population: 26,200.

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  • proper n. The capital city of French Polynesia, on the island of Tahiti.

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  • n. the capital of French Polynesia on the northwestern coast of Tahiti


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  • It began in Papeete, immediately after his announcement that he was going with me over all the sea, and the islands in the midst thereof.


  • But I was enjoying myself in Papeete, for in the early part of the evening we all went to the movie house, which was a lively scene with young people all over the place and a level of noisy involvement that I had not seen elsewhere.

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  • But there was a hurricane and Parlay arrived in Papeete with a hatful of pearls three weeks too late.

    “Have you lived? What have you got to show for it?”

  • He owes so much that there isn't a merchant in Papeete who isn't interested in his welfare.

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  • It began in Papeete, immediately after his announcement that he was going with me over all the sea and the islands in the midst thereof.

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  • He gave him a piece of paper that was good for the money in Papeete; and now Levy is dead and cannot pay; and

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  • He'd built the big house on Hikihoho, and a whacking fine bungalow in Papeete.


  • All had done well, and all were looking forward to a rest-off and a good time in Papeete.


  • Hurwitz James The island is about 20 minutes by boat from Bora Bora's airport, which is a 50-minute flight from Tahiti's capital city of Papeete.

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  • Air Tahiti Nui operates nonstop flights to Papeete from Los Angeles, Tokyo and Auckland, New Zealand, as well as flights from Paris and Sydney with stopovers.

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