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Moorea
Copyright: Gregory Panayotou
Type: Spherical
Resolution: 12004x6002
Taken: 04/06/2008
Uploaded: 04/09/2008
Updated: 28/02/2015
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Tags: mountain; ocean
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More About Moorea

Moorea is a high island in French Polynesia, part of the Society Islands, 17 km (roughly 9mi) northwest of Tahiti. Moorea means "yellow lizard" in Tahitian. An older name for the island is Aimeho, sometimes spelled Aimeo or Eimeo (among other spellings misunderstood by early visitors with no knowledge of the language). Early Western colonists and voyagers also referred to Moorea as York Island.