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Dunedin (dənēˈdĭn) [key], city (1996 pop. 118,143), SE South Island, New Zealand, at the head of Otago Harbor. Dunedin, with Port Chalmers, is an important port and industrial center. The chief exports are wool, meat, and furniture. The Univ. of Otago (the first in New Zealand), and Knox, Selwyn, and Holy Cross theological colleges are in the city. It was founded in 1848 as a Free Church of Scotland settlement. ( Dunedin is the Gaelic equivalent of Edinburgh. )

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