Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia; this
overseas collectivity ... The island was part of the Kingdom of Tahiti until its
annexation by France in 1880, when it wa...
it came from a Polynesian word meaning little island ... What is the name of the
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Identification. The name "Tahiti"—or, as Bougainville first wrote it in 1768, "Taiti,"
and Cook in 1769, Otaheite"—was the name the natives gave their island and ...
Wallis named the island of Tahiti “King George III Island” and claimed it for ... and
power of today's Tahitian dance testify to its resilience in Polynesian culture.
A spectacular sunset, Tahitian music and dancers add to the ambiance. A
Tahitian priest "marries" the couple and gives them their Tahitian name and the ...
Feb 6, 2015 ... Tahiti, the largest island of the Îles du Vent (Windward Islands) of the ... Its
nearest neighbour is Moorea, 12 miles (20 km) to the northwest. ... He named it
La Nouvelle Cythère (“The New Cythera”) in honour of the Greek island ...
It's a land of timeless beauty, azure lagoons, intoxicating aromas, pure, ... The
legendary name “Tahiti” not only identifies the main island, but also ... This
fascinating heritage gives Raiatea her unique charm and an intriguing sense of
Cook gave Tahiti its name and called its surrounding islands the Society Islands
... In 1842, France made the Marquesas and Tahiti a protectorate, and soon ...
Du Petit-Thouars proposed a treaty, and within its framework Tahiti became
recognized as a sovereign state of France, with the ... Name: Tahiti and Moorea
As implied by its name, French Polynesia (and thus Tahiti) is a French ... gives it a
climate entirely distinct from the world's traditional wine-producing regions.