- SOCIETY ISLANDS
- (24), an archipelago in the South Pacific, consisting of 13 principal islands and numerous islets, the chief being Tahiti; they are mountainous, and engirdled by belts of flat land as well as coral reefs; have a fertile soil and luxuriant vegetation, while the climate is healthy though enervating; the inhabitants are intelligent but indolent, and the land is worked by immigrant races.
The Nuttall Encyclopaedia. James Wood. 1907.
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Society Islands — [so named (1769) by COOK1 James] group of islands in the South Pacific, constituting a division of French Polynesia: c. 613 sq mi (1,588 sq km); pop. 145,000; chief town, Papeete … English World dictionary
Society Islands — [sə saɪətɪ aɪləndz], englische Bezeichnung für die Gesellschaftsinseln … Universal-Lexikon
Society Islands — Infobox Islands name = Society Islands image caption = Tahiti image size = locator native name = Îles de la Société native name link = French language nickname = location = Pacific Ocean coordinates =… … Wikipedia
Society Islands — a group of islands in the S Pacific: a part of French Polynesia; largest island, Tahiti. (Excluding minor islands) 100,270; 453 sq. mi. (1173 sq. km). Cap.: Papeete. * * * Archipelago (pop., 1996: 189,522), western French Polynesia. Its chief… … Universalium
Society Islands — In the Society Islands myth, Roua was the Father of the Stars, Taonoui was the Mother of the Stars. Their son was Fati, known otherwise as Fadu. This myth differs from other Polynesian stories … Who’s Who in non-classical mythology
Society Islands — Îles de la Société Îles de la Société Carte de la Polynésie française avec les îles de la Société. Géographie Pays … Wikipédia en Français
Society Islands — or French Îles de la Société geographical name islands S Pacific belonging to France capital Papeete (on Tahiti) area 621 square miles (1608 square kilometers), population 162,573 … New Collegiate Dictionary
Society Islands — noun A group of islands in the South Pacific; part of French Polynesia … Wiktionary
Society Islands — Soci′ety Is′lands n. pl. geg a group of islands in the S Pacific: a part of French Polynesia; largest island, Tahiti. 142,270; 650 sq. mi. (1683 sq. km) Cap.: Papeete … From formal English to slang
Society Islands — /səsaɪəti ˈaɪləndz/ (say suhsuyuhtee uyluhndz) plural noun a group of islands in the South Pacific, a part of French Polynesia; largest island, Tahiti. 1173 km2 … Australian English dictionary