island in the South Pacific, c.
(3,000 km) west of Valparaiso, Chile, & governed
as an integral
part of Chile: 46 sq mi (119 sq km); pop. 1,900
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Word origin of 'Easter Island'from the fact that it was discovered on Easter Sunday, 1722