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en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahiti

Tahiti (/təˈhiːti/; French pronunciation: ​[ta.iti]; previously also known as Otaheite (obsolete) ... The island was part of the Kingdom of Tahiti until its annexation by France in 1880, when it was proclaimed a colony of France, ..... In about 1790, the ambitious chief Tū took the title of king and gave himself the name Pōmare.

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/French_Polynesia

French Polynesia is an overseas collectivity of the French Republic; collectivité d' outre-mer de ... French Catholic missionaries arrived on Tahiti in 1834; their expulsion in 1836 caused France ... status was changed to an overseas territory; the islands' name was changed in 1957 to Polynésie Française (French Polynesia).

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tahitians

The Tahitians, or Maohis, are a nation and Polynesian ethnic group native to of Tahiti and ... In the 19th century Tahitians added the European medicine to their practice. The most famous Tahitian ... Many natives were painted from life by Paul Gauguin, who gave Tahitian titles to his works. In Ea haere ia oe (Where Are You  ...

www.encyclopedia.com/places/australia-and-oceania/pacific-islands-political-geography/tahiti

Orientation. 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 ...

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kingdom_of_Tahiti

The Kingdom of Tahiti was founded by paramount chief Pōmare I, who, with the aid of English ... Tahiti and its dependencies were made a French protectorate in 1842, and largely annexed as a colony of ... Captain Cook gave him the advantage in a number of battles with rival forces during his last stay in Tahiti, circa 1779.

www.lonelyplanet.com/tahiti-and-french-polynesia/history

History of Tahiti & French Polynesia, experience the modern and ancient historic ... the most visible remains of ancient Tahitian culture are in its marae, open-air ... and many of these temples have been destroyed in the name of agriculture, ...

www.britannica.com/place/Tahiti

Tahiti: Tahiti, the largest island of the Îles du Vent (Windward Islands) of the Society Islands, French Polynesia, in the ... Its nearest neighbour is Moorea, 12 miles (20 km) to the northwest. ... Samuel Wallis of the British navy, who named it King George III Island. ... The island does not have a single administrative identity .

www.tripsavvy.com/facts-about-tahiti-1529703

Mar 6, 2017 ... It's common to put a tiare (Tahiti's national flower, a fragrant white blossom) ... Moorea means "yellow lizard" which is a name taken from a family of chiefs. ... In Polynesian culture, tattoos have long been considered signs of ...

www.britannica.com/place/French-Polynesia

Jul 11, 2017 ... Official name: Pays d'Outre-Mer de la Polynésie française (French) (Overseas ... Both have coastal plains suitable for growing coconut palms and raising livestock . ... Only Rangiroa, with its airport, is in close contact with Tahiti.