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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Destination Guam: Why Top Diabetes Doctors and An AI Company Are Headed to the Pacific Island?

PR Newswire 21 Sep 2021
... research to the island of Guam ... Why Top Diabetes Doctors and An AI Company Are Headed to the Pacific Island? Tweet this. Diabetes continues to be a major public health problem that disproportionately impacts individuals of Asian, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander descent....

PMPC21 to Spotlight Broadcasting Challenges and Solutions in the Pacific Islands (ABU - Asia-Pacific Broadcasting Union)

Public Technologies 17 Sep 2021
This year's virtual Pacific Media Partnership Conference (PMPC) brings ABU's Pacific Islands members and partners together virtually, to help each other forge a way through the Covid crisis ... panel on supporting the Pacific in building resilience....


Public Technologies 02 Sep 2021
) The Pacific Islands Forum Chair and Fijian Prime Minister, Josaia Voreqe Bainimarama this morning received a courtesy call from the new Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum (PIF), Honourable Henry Puna ... Mr Henry Puna is the 10th Secretary General of the Pacific Islands Forum....

International Aid Is Required To Support Education In The Pacific Islands Due To COVID-19 School Shutdowns

OWP 29 Aug 2021
Across the Pacific Islands, school closures have been part of a multifaceted COVID-19 response plan to curb the spread of the virus ... Interrupting education services has significant implications for human security in the Pacific Islands ... Most importantly, the interests of children in the Pacific Islands must be paramount....

The Pacific Islands may be key to the future of electric vehicles

Stuff 07 Aug 2021
OPINION. The Pacific Islands may have a new future as a big player in the electric vehicle market, but there are challenges .......

Success stories of the Belt and Road Initiative in the Pacific Islands

People Daily 23 Jul 2021
Fiji was the first Pacific Island nation to establish diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China, having done so in 1975 ... In the Solomon Islands, the China Civil Engineering Construction Corporation has been awarded a contract to build the seven China Funded facilities for the 2023 Pacific Games in Honiara City....

Statistical Innovation and Capacity Building in the Pacific Islands - P168122 (World Bank Group)

Public Technologies 22 Jul 2021
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'Violence isn't love': Meet the Pacific Island couple breaking the cycle of domestic violence

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 18 Jul 2021
Having been exposed to abusive behaviour growing up in their Pacific Island homes this husband and wife set about breaking the cycle of domestic violence in their own relationship, to create a far different experience for their children ... ....

Warning as destructive rhinoceros beetle wreaking havoc on farmland in the Pacific Islands edges closer ...

The Daily Mail 18 Jun 2021
The coconut rhinoceros beetle has become a problem in the nearby Pacific Islands, severely damaging the farmland in Vanuatu, Fiji and the Solomon Islands and causing a major upset to the economy ... It is evident from damage caused to the Pacific Islands of Vanuatu, Fiji and the ......

Netball Australia has announced a three-year agreement to help boost the game's development in the Pacific Islands.

RNZ 20 May 2021
Netball Australia has announced a three-year agreement to boost the game's development in the Pacific Islands ... "The programme builds on Netball Australia's ongoing commitment to the Pacific region, where we have been working for the past 10 years as part of the Australian ......

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....