Pacific Islander

Pacific Islander is a term used to refer to the people of the Pacific Islands.

Pacific Islander regions

According to the Encyclopædia Britannica, the Pacific Islander three regions, together with their islands, consist of:


The islands scattered across a triangle covering the east-central region of the Pacific Ocean. The triangle is bound by the Hawaiian islands in the north, New Zealand in the west, and Easter Island in the east. The rest of Polynesia comprises Samoan islands (American Samoa and Samoa), the Cook Islands, French Polynesia (Tahiti and The Society Islands, Marquesas Islands, Austral Islands, and the Tuamotu Archipelago), Niue Island, Tokelau and Tuvalu, Tonga, Wallis and Futuna, and Pitcairn Island.


The island of New Guinea, the Bismarck and Louisiade archipelagos, the Admiralty Islands, Bougainville Island, Maluku Islands, Papua New Guinea, the Solomon Islands, the Santa Cruz Islands (part of the Solomon Islands), New Caledonia and Loyalty Islands, Vanuatu (formerly New Hebrides), Fiji, Norfolk Island, and various smaller islands.

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Why the Pacific islands are key

Hindustan Times 26 May 2023
These can serve as the building blocks for cooperation with the Pacific Island States and for an Indian strategy that is coordinated and aligned with those of the other Quad members. Getting the Pacific Island States on board will help shore up India’s position at global bodies and also protect vital sea lanes....

In the Pacific islands, an Indian counter to China

Hindustan Times 25 May 2023
PREMIUM As China and America vie for influence, an endorsement by the Pacific Island countries for India is a testament to the incremental gains made by New Delhi as a development partner(AP) ... As China and America vie for influence, compounding the friction of internal fault lines ......

NRCS in the Pacific Islands Area Announces Conservation Stewardship Program Signup (NRCS - Natural Resources Conservation Service)

Public Technologies 22 May 2023
Department of Agriculture (USDA) is accepting applications from agricultural producers and forest landowners from the Pacific Islands Area for the Conservation Stewardship Program (CSP) ... Applications are due June 30, 2023 for the current funding cycle in the Pacific Islands Area....

Advancing Access to Information Laws for digital transformation in the Pacific Island States (UNESCO - United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization)

Public Technologies 17 May 2023
The course was introduced to the representatives of civil service and civil society to promote and facilitate the localization of the course to the needs of the Pacific Islands ... The issue of access to information, the right to information and the freedom of expression is becoming increasingly topical in the Pacific States....

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