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Indonesian Tidore Root of Nuku Hiva of French Polynesia

BCFOS -- According to historical records of Indonesian Tidore Sultanate, Nuku Sultan (Prince Nuku) visited his vast land of authority in Pacific Islands and gave the name of the islands which he mastered, from Micronesia to Melanesia and the Solomon Islands.

The names of the islands are still using his name to this day is Nuku Hiva, Nuku Oro, Nuku Maboro, Nuku Nau, Nuku Lae-lae, and Nuku Nuku Nono Fetau.

Other areas included in the power of Tidore are Tahiti and the Archipelago Nuku Lae-lae (or Nukulaelae in Tivalu), Nuku Fetau (or Nukufetau in Tuvalu), and Nuku Nuku Nono Wange.

Nuku Hiva (sometimes erroneously spelled "Nukahiva") is the largest of the Marquesas Islands in French Polynesia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. It was formerly also known as Île Marchand and Madison Island.

Herman Melville wrote his book Typee based on his experiences in the Taipivai valley in the eastern part of Nuku Hiva. Robert Louis Stevenson's first landfall on his voyage on the Casco was at Hatihe'u, on the north side of Nuku Hiva, in 1888.

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