Largest Island of French Polynesia
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    403 sq. miles
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    Located in the Southern Pacific
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    Composed of Tahiti-N...
French
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    Tahitian
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    Distinct French Polynesian dialects
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    Some English
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Tourism
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    Bananas and other fruit
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    Fish
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    Sugar Cane
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Tropical, warm, and humid
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    Only two seasons: Rainy Summer, Dry Winter
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    Avg. Temperature stays close to 80 degr...
Most are very religious
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    50% Protestant
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    35% Catholic
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    5% Mormon
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    5% Santitos
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    3.5% Adventis...
French Pacific Franc (XPF)
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    1 XPF = 100 centimes
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    1 XPF = .01 U.S. Dollars
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    High Tourism Taxes
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Poisson cru- raw fish marinated in lime juice
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    and coconut milk.
    Chevreffes- Freshwater Shrimp
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    Bananas- bu...
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Tahiti

  1. 1. Largest Island of French Polynesia  403 sq. miles  Located in the Southern Pacific  Composed of Tahiti-Nui (big Tahiti) and  Tahiti-Iti (little Tahiti), connected by an isthmus called Plateau of Taravao Papeete is the capital of French Polynesia. 
  2. 2. French  Tahitian  Distinct French Polynesian dialects  Some English 
  3. 3. Tourism  Bananas and other fruit  Fish  Sugar Cane 
  4. 4. Tropical, warm, and humid  Only two seasons: Rainy Summer, Dry Winter  Avg. Temperature stays close to 80 degrees  year round Lots of sunshine  Hurricanes or “cyclones” are rare 
  5. 5. Most are very religious  50% Protestant  35% Catholic  5% Mormon  5% Santitos  3.5% Adventist  1.5% Jehovah's Witnesses 
  6. 6. French Pacific Franc (XPF)  1 XPF = 100 centimes  1 XPF = .01 U.S. Dollars  High Tourism Taxes 
  7. 7. Poisson cru- raw fish marinated in lime juice  and coconut milk. Chevreffes- Freshwater Shrimp  Bananas- buried and baked in the peel  Many foods are wrapped in banana leaves to  bake

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