(Encyclopedia) Polynesia p?l?n?zh?, ?sh? [Gr.,=many islands], one of the three main divisions of Oceania, in the central and S Pacific Ocean. The larger islands are volcanic; the smaller ones are? (Encyclopedia) French Polynesia, officially Overseas Lands of French Polynesia, internally self-governing dependency (2015 est. pop. 278,000) of France, consisting of 118 islands in the South Pacific? Infoplease has everything you need to know about French Polynesia. Check out our countryprofile, full of essential information about French Polynesia'sgeography, history,government, economy,? See also: Society Islands map Tahiti map by David Johnson Asian Foods Guide Common ingredients and popular dishes of various cultures. IntroductionEast Asia ChinaJapanKoreaMongoliaTibetPacific Region FijiHawaiiPapua New? (Encyclopedia) Papeete pp?-?t?, town (2007 pop. 26,017), capital of Tahiti and of French Polynesia, South Pacific. A port on the NW coast of Tahiti, Papeete ships copra, vanilla, and mother-of-? (Encyclopedia) Ellis, William, 1794?1872, English missionary, pioneer of printing in the Pacific. Sent in 1816 to Polynesia as a nonconformist missionary, he set up at Tahiti the first printing press? (Encyclopedia) Atuona tw?n? or Atuanatwn?, town, in the Marquesas Islands, South Pacific, in French Polynesia. Situated on the southern coast of the island of Hiva Oa, Atuona overlooks the Bay? (Encyclopedia) Williams, John, 1796?1839, English missionary, called the Apostle of Polynesia. Under the London Missionary Society he went (1817) to the Society Islands. He discovered Rarotonga in? (Encyclopedia) Hiva Oa h?v ?, volcanic island, 154 sq mi (399 sq km), South Pacific, second largest and the most important of the Marquesas Islands, French Polynesia. Hiva Oa is the seat of?