island in the SC Pacific, east of Tonga: a self-governing territory in association with New Zealand: 100 sq mi (259 sq km); pop. 2,200
See Niue in American Heritage Dictionary 4
An island dependency of New Zealand in the south-central Pacific Ocean east of Tonga. Discovered by Capt. James Cook in 1774, it became internally self-governing in 1974. Alofi is the capital. Population: 1,490.