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Pitcairn Islands Syllabification: Pit·cairn Is·lands
Pronunciation: /ˈpitkern ˌīləndz/

Definition of Pitcairn Islands in English:

A British overseas territory comprising a group of volcanic islands in the South Pacific Ocean, east of French Polynesia. Discovered in 1767, the islands remained uninhabited until settled in 1790 by mutineers from HMS Bounty.


Named after the midshipman who first sighted the islands.

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