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

  • An island of the southern Pacific Ocean in the Windward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia. It was first settled by Polynesians in the 14th century. Gaugin's best-known works were painted here.

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  • proper n. The largest island in French Polynesia.

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  • n. an island in the south Pacific; the most important island in French Polynesia; made famous by Robert Louis Stevenson and Paul Gauguin


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  • No one likes to think about days of rain, but it does happen (even in Tahiti & Tuscany), so you'll need to plan accordingly.

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  • Native sailors from the ends of the seas knock about on the beach in Tahiti; and


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  • Then we can move on to me paying for their health care and who knows, maybe the government will decide that everyone deserves a new boat, jet ski, and a vacation in Tahiti too!!!!!

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