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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Opinion | Where are all the Pacific Islanders?

Stanford Daily 06 May 2021
The racial classification of Pacific Islanders has long eluded the minds of governments, the general public and, at times, the Pacific Islander community itself ... For example, if one wanted to display the number of Asian/Pacific Islander professors, the number would be more than 400, but there would be 0 Pacific Islanders included within that....

Genetic Evidence Suggests a Denisovan Presence in the Pacific Islands

Ancient Origins 24 Apr 2021
Since no Denisovan remains have ever been found anywhere on any of the Pacific Islands , scientists previously had no reason to suspect they were ocean travelers ... The third theory comes from sources who are skeptical of the idea that Denisovans could have been living in the Pacific Islands at any point, let alone less than 30,000 years ago....

Six60's Eden Park concert will be live-streamed to the Pacific Islands and global audiences

Stuff 19 Apr 2021
Band announces Pasifika TV will show their historic gig to eleven Pacific Islands .......

Fruit growers hope travel bubble can extend to the Pacific Islands

NewstalkZB 07 Apr 2021
Fruit growers have their fingers crossed the recent travel bubble arrangement will soon branch out to the Pacific Islands....

Find the flavors of the Pacific Islands at these 3 food trucks

Seattle PI 27 Mar 2021
The chefs at three local food trucks have found a new way to bring the flavors of their Pacific Island cuisine to Seattle ... ....

La Niña 2021 - Anticipatory Action for Food Security & Livelihoods in the Pacific Islands

Reliefweb 07 Mar 2021
The event from 2010-12 caused the Pacific island nations of Tuvalu and Tokelau to declare a state of emergency due to drought which induced severe water shortages ... This is due to the South Pacific Convergence Zone, a band of intense rainfall which extends across the Pacific from the equator, being pushed South-West during La Nina....

The Pacific Islands Forum has split. What does that mean for Australia?

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 10 Feb 2021
Five Micronesian nations are quitting the Pacific's peak regional organisation, accusing other island countries of treating them with neglect and contempt. Can the Pacific Islands Forum be patched back together? ... ....

As China looks to buy telecoms assets in the Pacific islands, can Australia jam the call?

South China Morning Post 30 Jan 2021
When reports first emerged last year that China Mobilethe country’s largest state-owned ......

Palau, the Pacific Island paradise which is home to 18,000 people and could become the ...

The Daily Mail 05 Jan 2021
The Republic of Palau ... According to data from the World Health Organisation, the island nation in the western Pacific Ocean with a population of 18,000 people has not recorded a single coronavirus case or virus-related death....

Happy muted New Year! New Zealand and the Pacific Islands are first to ring in ...

The Daily Mail 31 Dec 2020
Unmourned but never to be forgotten, 2020 started passing into history in Kiribati and Samoa at 10am GMT and New Zealand at 11am - with the last Pacific islands set to cross the invisible threshold 25 hours later ... Total national lockdown by the end of January is inevitable,......

First WCO/ROCB Sub Regional Virtual Workshop on PCA for the Pacific Islands (WCO - World Customs Organization)

Public Technologies 02 Dec 2020
Following a request for capacity building in the area of effective revenue assurance, the first Sub Regional Virtual Workshop on Post-Clearance Audit (PCA) for the Pacific Islands was organized by the WCO and the Asia Pacific Regional Office for Capacity Building from 23 to 26 ......