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New Caledonia

[kal-i-doh-nee-uh, -dohn-yuh] /ˌkæl ɪˈdoʊ ni ə, -ˈdoʊn yə/
noun
1.
an island in the S Pacific, about 800 miles (1290 km) E of Australia. 6224 sq. mi. (16,120 sq. km).
2.
an overseas territory of France comprising this island and other smaller islands: formerly a penal colony. 131,665; 7200 sq. mi. (18,650 sq. km).
Capital: Nouméa.
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  • As to hostility, Mr. Atkinson, in New Caledonia, had a set of labourers brought in from a distant island.

  • Early in August he was back at his fur posts of New Caledonia.

  • The lizard is a totem, a worshipful animal in New Caledonia.

    Custom and Myth Andrew Lang
  • The folks in Brazil eat ants, and in New Caledonia it's spiders.

    Heart of Gold Ruth Alberta Brown
  • They agreed with Virginia that it was impossible now to avoid New Caledonia.

    The Castle Of The Shadows Alice Muriel Williamson
  • I was sorry she died; yes, even though she was the cause of my exile to New Caledonia.

    Madame Midas Fergus Hume
  • On the strength of this confession Quadling escaped the guillotine, but he was transported to New Caledonia for life.

    The Rome Express Arthur Griffiths
  • Marin Fenayrou was sent to New Caledonia to serve his punishment.

  • He's home from New Caledonia, and he doesn't care to show himself much just now.

    The Exploits of Juve Pierre Souvestre and Marcel Allain
  • Figure 35 is of jade, from New Caledonia, in my own collection.

    The Evolution of Culture Augustus Henry Lane-Fox Pitt-Rivers
British Dictionary definitions for New Caledonia

New Caledonia

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1.
an island in the SW Pacific, east of Australia: forms, with its dependencies, a French Overseas Country; discovered by Captain Cook in 1774; rich mineral resources. Capital: Nouméa. Pop: 264 022 (2013 est). Area: 19 103 sq km (7374 miles) French name Nouvelle-Calédonie
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