Tahiti

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Tahiti (Tahitian ; ; previously also known as Otaheite) is the largest island of the Windward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, located in the central part of the Pacific Ocean.wikipedia
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French Polynesia

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Tahiti (Tahitian ; ; previously also known as Otaheite) is the largest island of the Windward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, located in the central part of the Pacific Ocean.
Tahiti, which is located within the Society Islands, is the most populous island, having close to 69% of the population of French Polynesia.

Kingdom of Tahiti

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The island was part of the Kingdom of Tahiti until its annexation by France in 1880, when it was proclaimed a colony of France, and the inhabitants became French citizens.
The Kingdom of Tahiti was a monarchy founded by paramount chief Pōmare I, who, with the aid of English missionaries and traders, and European weaponry, unified the islands of Tahiti, Moʻorea, Tetiaroa, Mehetia and at its peak included the Tuamotus, Tubuai, Raivavae and other islands of eastern Polynesia.

Faa'a International Airport

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The only international airport in the region, Faa'a International Airport, is on Tahiti near Papeete.
Fa'a'ā International Airport (Aéroport international de Tahiti Fa'a'ā), also known as Tahiti International Airport, is the international airport of French Polynesia, located in the commune of Fa'a'ā, on the island of Tahiti.

Papeete

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The capital of French Polynesia, Papeete, is located on the northwest coast of Tahiti. Tahiti's landscape features lush rainforests and many rivers and waterfalls, including the Papenoo River on the north side, and the Fautaua Falls near Papeete.
The commune of Papeete is located on the island of Tahiti, in the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands, of which Papeete is the administrative capital.

Fautaua Valley

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Tahiti's landscape features lush rainforests and many rivers and waterfalls, including the Papenoo River on the north side, and the Fautaua Falls near Papeete.
Fautaua Valley is a river valley on the island of Tahiti, in French Polynesia.

Tupaia (navigator)

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When Borabora warriors, led by Puni, invaded Raiatea in 1763, both Mau'a and the Taputapuatea priest Tupaia, were forced to flee to Tahiti, where the new Papara chief Amo and his wife Purea gave them refuge.
1725 – December, 26 1770) was a Tahitian Polynesian navigator and arioi (a kind of priest), originally from the island of Ra'iatea in the Pacific Islands group known to Europeans as the Society Islands.

Raiatea

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Raiatea consists of shield-stage basalt followed by post-shield trachytic lava flows, all occurring from 2.75 to 2.29 Ma. Huahine consists of two coalesced basalt shield volcanoes, Huahine Nui and Huahine Iti, with several flows followed by post-shield trachyphonolitic lava domes from 3.08 to 2.06 Ma. Moorea consists of at least 16 flows of shield-stage basalt and post-shield lavas from 2.15 to 1.36 Ma. Tahiti consists of two basalt shield volcanoes, Tahiti Nui and Tahiti Iti, with an age range of 1.67 to 0.25 Ma.
Raiatea (Ra'iātea), is the second largest of the Society Islands, after Tahiti, in French Polynesia.

Tautira

The first 'Oro marae was established at Tautira.
Tautira is a Polynesian beach village, valley, and point on the south-east coast of the island of Tahiti in the Pacific.

Society Islands

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Tahiti (Tahitian ; ; previously also known as Otaheite) is the largest island of the Windward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, located in the central part of the Pacific Ocean.

Mo'orea

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Raiatea consists of shield-stage basalt followed by post-shield trachytic lava flows, all occurring from 2.75 to 2.29 Ma. Huahine consists of two coalesced basalt shield volcanoes, Huahine Nui and Huahine Iti, with several flows followed by post-shield trachyphonolitic lava domes from 3.08 to 2.06 Ma. Moorea consists of at least 16 flows of shield-stage basalt and post-shield lavas from 2.15 to 1.36 Ma. Tahiti consists of two basalt shield volcanoes, Tahiti Nui and Tahiti Iti, with an age range of 1.67 to 0.25 Ma. Tahiti is the highest and largest island in French Polynesia lying close to Mo'orea island.
Mo'orea ( or ; Tahitian: ), also spelled Moorea, is a high island in French Polynesia, one of the Windward Islands, part of the Society Islands, 17 km northwest of Tahiti.

Matavai Bay

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The first European to have visited Tahiti according to existing records was Captain Samuel Wallis, who was circumnavigating the globe in, sighting the island on 18 June 1767, and eventually harbouring in Matavai Bay.
Matavai Bay is a bay on the north coast of Tahiti, the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia.

Pacific Ocean

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Tahiti (Tahitian ; ; previously also known as Otaheite) is the largest island of the Windward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, located in the central part of the Pacific Ocean.
In Oceania, France obtained a leading position as imperial power after making Tahiti and New Caledonia protectorates in 1842 and 1853, respectively.

Papenoo River

Tahiti's landscape features lush rainforests and many rivers and waterfalls, including the Papenoo River on the north side, and the Fautaua Falls near Papeete.
It is located on the island of Tahiti, where the river first becomes a river in the mountains of Tahiti east of the town center of Papeete and ends on the coast of Tahiti near Papeeno.

'Oro

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Followers of 'Oro were called ariori, and each district in Tahiti had an ariori lodge led by the avae parae, black leg.
The veneration of Oro, although practiced in varying intensity among the islands, was a major religion of the Society Islands in the 17th and 18th centuries, especially Tahiti.

Mahina, French Polynesia

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This bay was situated on the territory of the chiefdom of Pare-Arue, governed by Tu (Tu-nui-e-a'a-i-te-Atua) and his regent Tutaha, and the chiefdom of Ha'apape, governed by Amo and his wife "Oberea" (Purea).
Mahina is a commune in the suburbs of Tahiti in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean.

Samuel Wallis

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The first European to have visited Tahiti according to existing records was Captain Samuel Wallis, who was circumnavigating the globe in, sighting the island on 18 June 1767, and eventually harbouring in Matavai Bay.
He made the first recorded visit by a European navigator to Tahiti.

Purea

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When Borabora warriors, led by Puni, invaded Raiatea in 1763, both Mau'a and the Taputapuatea priest Tupaia, were forced to flee to Tahiti, where the new Papara chief Amo and his wife Purea gave them refuge. This bay was situated on the territory of the chiefdom of Pare-Arue, governed by Tu (Tu-nui-e-a'a-i-te-Atua) and his regent Tutaha, and the chiefdom of Ha'apape, governed by Amo and his wife "Oberea" (Purea).
Purea, Tevahine-'ai-roro-atua-i-Ahurai, also called Oborea (floruit 1769), was a queen from the Landward Teva tribe and a self-proclaimed ruler of all Tahiti.

Teahupo'o

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On the exploration, they met Ahio, chief of Ha'apaiano'o or Papenoo, Rita, chief of Hitia'a, Pahairro, chief of Pueu, Vehiatua, chief of Tautra, Matahiapo, chief of Teahupo'o, Tutea, chief of Vaira'o, and Moe, chief of Afa'Ahiti.
Teahupoo is a village on the south-west coast of the island of Tahiti, French Polynesia, southern Pacific Ocean.

Mehetia

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Due to the plate movement over the Society hotspot, the age of the islands decreases from 5 Ma at Maupiti to 0 Ma at Mehetia, where Mehetia is the inferred current location of the hotspot as evidenced by recent seismic activity.
This island is a very young active stratovolcano 110 km east of the Taiarapu Peninsula of Tahiti.

Faaa

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Tutaha's Pare-'Arue army allied with Vehiatua's Tai'arapu army, Pohuetea's Puna'auia army, To'ofa's Paea army, and Tepau-i-ahura'i (Tepau) of Fa'a'a, to defeat Amo and Purea in Papara.
Faaa is located on the island of Tahiti, in the administrative subdivision of the Windward Islands, themselves part of the Society Islands.

Mont Orohena

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The highest peak is Mont Orohena (Mou'a 'Orohena) (2241 m).
Mont Orohena is a mountain located in the South Pacific, on the island of Tahiti.

Point Venus

On 15 April, Cook picked the site for a fortified camp at Point Venus along with Banks, Parkinson, Daniel Solander, to protect Charles Green's observatory.
Point Venus is a peninsula on the north coast of Tahiti, the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia.

Afaahiti

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On the exploration, they met Ahio, chief of Ha'apaiano'o or Papenoo, Rita, chief of Hitia'a, Pahairro, chief of Pueu, Vehiatua, chief of Tautra, Matahiapo, chief of Teahupo'o, Tutea, chief of Vaira'o, and Moe, chief of Afa'Ahiti.
Afaahiti is a village and district in Tahiti.

1769 transit of Venus observed from Tahiti

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In July 1768, Captain James Cook was commissioned by the Royal Society and on orders from the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty to observe the transit of Venus across the sun, a phenomenon that would be visible from Tahiti on 3 June 1769.
On June 3, 1769, British navigator Captain James Cook, British naturalist Joseph Banks, British astronomer Charles Green and Swedish naturalist Daniel Solander recorded the transit of Venus on the island of Tahiti during Cook's first voyage around the world.

Windward Islands (Society Islands)

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Tahiti (Tahitian ; ; previously also known as Otaheite) is the largest island of the Windward group of the Society Islands in French Polynesia, located in the central part of the Pacific Ocean.