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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th 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. It is believed to be the ancestral home of the native peoples of Hawaii, the Cook Islands, and New Zealand.

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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.

    Chapter 12

  • 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.

    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"

  • '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

  • 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

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