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Meaning of "Pitcairn Island" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF PITCAIRN ISLAND

Pitcairn Island  [pɪtˈkɛən] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF PITCAIRN ISLAND

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Pitcairn Island is a noun.
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WHAT DOES PITCAIRN ISLAND MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Pitcairn Island

Pitcairn Islands

The Pitcairn Islands, officially named the Pitcairn Group of Islands, are a group of four volcanic islands in the southern Pacific Ocean that form the last British Overseas Territory in the Pacific. The four islands – Pitcairn, Henderson, Ducie, and Oeno – are spread over several hundred miles of ocean and have a total land area of about 47 square kilometres. Only Pitcairn, the second largest island measuring about 3.6 kilometres from east to west, is inhabited. The islands are inhabited by the descendants of the Bounty mutineers and the Tahitians who accompanied them, an event retold in numerous books and films. This history is still apparent in the surnames of many of the islanders. With only about 56 inhabitants, originating from four main families, Pitcairn is the least populous national jurisdiction in the world. The United Nations Committee on Decolonization includes the Pitcairn Islands on the United Nations list of Non-Self-Governing Territories.

Definition of Pitcairn Island in the English dictionary

The definition of Pitcairn Island in the dictionary is an island in the S Pacific: forms with the islands of Ducie, Henderson and Oeno a UK Overseas Territory; Pitcairn itself was uninhabited until the landing in 1790 of the mutineers of H.M.S. Bounty and their Tahitian companions. Capital: Adamstown. Pop: 48. Area: 4.6 sq km.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH PITCAIRN ISLAND


Auvergne
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bairn
bɛən
cairn
kɛən
moderne
məˈdɛən
Ygerne
iːˈɡɛən

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE PITCAIRN ISLAND

Pitch Lake

WORDS THAT END LIKE PITCAIRN ISLAND

Chatham Island
Christmas Island
Coney Island
desert island
Deutschland
Friesland
Gippsland
grassland
Howland Island
island
Long Island
Norfolk Island
North Island
Prince Edward Island
Queensland
Rhode Island
South Island
Staten Island
the South Island
Vancouver Island
Wake Island

Synonyms and antonyms of Pitcairn Island in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «Pitcairn Island» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF PITCAIRN ISLAND

Find out the translation of Pitcairn Island to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Pitcairn Island from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Pitcairn Island» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

皮特克恩岛
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Pitcairn Island
570 millions of speakers

English

Pitcairn Island
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

पिटकेर्न द्वीप
380 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Arabic

جزيرة بيتكيرن
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Остров Питкэрн
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Ilha Pitcairn
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

পিটকেয়ার্ন দ্বীপ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

l´île de Pitcairn
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pulau Pitcairn
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Pitcairn-Insel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ピトケアン島
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

핏 케언 섬
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pitcairn Island
85 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Vietnamese

Đảo Pitcairn
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பிட்கேர்ன் தீவு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

पिटकेर्न बेट
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Pitcairn Adası
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Pitcairn
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Pitcairn
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

острів Піткерн
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Insula Pitcairn
30 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Greek

Πιτκαίρν
15 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Afrikaans

Pitcairn eiland
14 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Swedish

Pitcairn Island
10 millions of speakers
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Translator English - Norwegian

Pitcairn Island
5 millions of speakers

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «PITCAIRN ISLAND»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «PITCAIRN ISLAND» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Pitcairn Island

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «PITCAIRN ISLAND»

Discover the use of Pitcairn Island in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Pitcairn Island and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Pitcairn's Island
Fletcher Christian, second-in-command of the Bounty, struggles to find a permanent refuge for the people under his charge after overthrowing the captain of the ship and setting him adrift in the launch boat.
Charles Nordhoff, James Hall Hall, 2011
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Pitcairn Island: Life and Death in Eden
This book discusses the purposes of the Bounty's voyage, the mutiny and its consequences, but goes further than any previous publications, to relate the gripping drama of subsequent events on Pitcairn - of the fifteen men who landed on the ...
Trevor Lummis, 1997
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Pitcairn Island, the Bounty Mutineers, and Their ...
Beginning with a background look at the circumstances surrounding the mutiny, this volume contains a detailed history of the Pitcairn islanders from the original settlement through the opening years of the 21st century.
Robert W. Kirk, 2008
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Mutiny of the Bounty and Story of Pitcairn Island, 1790-1894
This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed.
Rosalind Amelia Young, 2012
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Lost Paradise: From Mutiny on the Bounty to a Modern-Day ...
In this riveting account, Kathy Marks tells the disturbing saga and asks profound questions about human behavior.
Kathy Marks, 2009
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Pitcairn Island as a Port of Call: A Record, 1790-2010, 2d ed.
"This maritime history of the island chronicles every ship that has called at Pitcairn from the time of the arrival of the mutineers in 1790 to December 2010.
Herbert Ford, 2012
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Life and Death in Eden: Pitcairn Island and the Bounty Mutineers
"This is the dramatic story of the mutiny on the Bounty, and the subsequent events on Pitcairn Island - the tiny speck of land in the Pacific where the mutineers settled."
Trevor Lummis, 2000
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Pitcairn - Paradise Lost: Uncovering the Dark Secrets of a ...
In 1999, alerted by unsettling reports of a rape, descended on the island. Their investigation revealed widespread and horrific sexual abuse. Sydney based reporter Kathy Marks lived on the island during the 2004 trial.
Kathy Marks, 2008
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Pitcairn Island: Refuge of the Bounty Mutineers
A pictorial history of Pitcairn Island one of the most remote islands in the world telling the story of the Island's discovery, the Mutiny on the Bounty (filmed five times) and the settlement of the island by mutineers and their subsequent ...
Maurice Allward, 2000
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The Mutineer: A Romance of Pitcairn Island:
Louis Becke, Walter Jeffery. this island"—and he placed his hand upon the smaller chart—"was the most suitable place for us to reach. This book"—taking it from Mahina, "was written by Captain Carteret, and this chart was made by him when ...
Louis Becke, Walter Jeffery, 2014

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «PITCAIRN ISLAND»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Pitcairn Island is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sister of Australian prime minister campaigns for marriage
... Spain, Portugal, the Netherlands, Belgium, Luxembourg, Norway, Sweden, Denmark, South Africa, Pitcairn Island, St. Martin, St. Barthelemy, ... «Washington Blade, Jul 15»
2
10 of the world's most beautiful new nature reserves
Most tourists visit the volcanic Pitcairn Island and its 56 residents aboard a cruise ship or the supply boat MV Claymore II, which has frequent ... «CNN, Jul 15»
3
Schooner Commodore races against leakage from Puget Sound …
... the trip from Puget Sound to Durban, South Africa, paralleled the famous story of Mutiny on the Bounty. Pitcairn Island figured in both dramas. «Three Sheets Northwest, Jul 15»
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Labor must support marriage equality now
The global movement for marriage equality is even making progress in little-known corners of the world such as Pitcairn Island. This colony of ... «Green Left Weekly, Jul 15»
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TRAVELING OFF THE GRID
Easter Island is 1,300 miles from the nearest civilized place, Pitcairn Island, that has a population of just 50 people. While minor injuries and ... «Tourism Review, Jul 15»
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Sea Sunday: 11 famous ships of Hull and East Yorkshire
Christian and his crew found refuge on remote Pitcairn Island, while Bligh sailed more than 4,000 miles back to civilisation – one of history's ... «Hull Daily Mail, Jul 15»
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A report by the ​South Pacific Division Report president
It stretches almost 8,000 miles (13,000 kilometers), from the Cocos Islands in the west to Pitcairn Island in the east, and from the Antarctic in the south to above ... «Adventist Review, Jul 15»
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PM's sister: we've had robust debates on gay marriage
... was also evident in the contrasting coverage of the Austrian legislature rejecting same-sex marriage, while it “rejoiced that tiny Pitcairn Island, ... «The Australian, Jul 15»
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Piers Akerman: Only voters, not MPs, can redefine marriage
... but gave airtime to a move by the now-defunct Norfolk Island assembly to introduce same-sex “marriages” and the approval of Pitcairn Island ... «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
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3 July 1767: Pitcairn Island is discovered
Pitcairn Island is a lonely lump of rock – stuck in the middle of the Pacific Ocean, 3,500 miles from the nearest continent, and 350 miles from the ... «MoneyWeek, Jul 15»

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