Category Archives: French Polynesia

Tahiti and her islands, french Polynesia

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A wonderful postcard I got from Melanie! Awesome! My first card from french polynesia! ♥ Thank you so much Melanie!

Tahiti is the largest island in the Windward group of French Polynesia; anoverseas collectivity of the French Republic, sometimes referred to as anoverseas country. The island is located in the archipelago of the Society Islands in the central Southern Pacific Ocean, and is divided into two parts: The bigger, northwestern part Tahiti Nui and the smaller, southeastern part Tahiti Iti. The island was formed from volcanic activity and is high and mountainous with surrounding coral reefs.

Did you know? On Tahiti you will meet men, women and the third sex (mahu or rae rae, men who behave and/or dress like women). They were always regarded as people who combined the best of both the male and female gender. Homophobia is uncommon in French Polynesia.

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