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[oh-tuh-hee-tee, -hey-] /ˌoʊ təˈhi ti, -ˈheɪ-/
former name of Tahiti. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • A breadfruit of Timor weighs half as much more as one of equal size at Otaheite.

  • It had a still greater effect on the native of Otaheite, Oedidee.

    Captain Cook W.H.G. Kingston
  • We met with a terrible squall when a few leagues north of Otaheite, and weathered it with much difficulty.

  • Omai spoke to them in the tongue of Otaheite, which they perfectly understood.

    Captain Cook W.H.G. Kingston
  • I do not think the people of Otaheite can be reckoned Savages.'

    Life of Johnson James Boswell
  • They spoke the language of Otaheite and of the other islands lately visited.

    Captain Cook W.H.G. Kingston
  • This is what appeared to me to be the then state of Otaheite.

  • On the 14th March anchor was cast in the harbour of Matavar, Otaheite.

  • Now it is admitted that New Zealand was peopled from Otaheite.

    Tradition John Francis Arundell
  • The inhabitants of Otaheite were far superior to those of most of the other islands.

    Notable Voyagers W.H.G. Kingston and Henry Frith

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