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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Risk and Compliance Management sub-regional workshop for the Pacific Islands

Public Technologies 23 May 2019
In its ongoing endeavours to support the Member administrations in capacity building activities, the WCO conducted a ... Participants from Customs Administrations of the Pacific Islands, namely Fiji, Papua New Guinea, Samoa, Tonga, Vanuatu and Timor Leste participated in the workshop....

Earthquake in Papua New Guinea: Quake of Magnitude 7.2 Hits the Pacific Island Nation

Yahoo Daily News 07 May 2019
According to reports, there are currently no tsunami warnings in the region, according to the Pacific Tsunami Warning CenterEarthquake in Andaman Islands ... Papua New Guinea, in the southwestern Pacific, encompasses the eastern half of New Guinea and its offshore islands ... "We are still assessing the situation."....

The Crown Prince visits the Pacific Islands

Norway Today 21 Mar 2019
Ocean and climate are on the agenda when Crown Prince Haakon travels on an official visit to Tonga, Fiji and the Samoa Islands in April... ....

Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Kristi West, University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa

Public Technologies 27 Feb 2019
West has had a long history of collaborating with both the NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office and Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center ... West's lab conducts postmortem cause-of-death investigations of stranded cetaceans throughout both the Hawaiian Islands and the greater Pacific Islands, including American Samoa, Guam, and Saipan....

Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Marc Lammers, Hawaiian Islands Humpback Whale National Marine Sanctuary

Public Technologies 15 Feb 2019
Lammers has played a pivotal role in advancing bioacoustic monitoring research within the Pacific Islands region and abroad. He was formerly a research faculty at the University of Hawaiʻi's Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology and a contract scientist with the NOAA Pacific Islands ......

Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Lars Bejder, Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology

Public Technologies 14 Feb 2019
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Faces of Whale Conservation in the Pacific Islands: Robin Baird, Cascadia Research Collective

Public Technologies 13 Feb 2019
He has frequently collaborated with experts at the NOAA Fisheries Pacific Islands Regional Office and Pacific Islands Fisheries Science Center, as well as those in other NOAA regions ... And based on the genetics, the animals around the islands are distinct from other false killer whales anywhere else in the Pacific or the world....

Over 740 children born in the Pacific islands on New Years

Scoop 02 Jan 2019
An estimated 740 babies will be born in the Pacific islands on New Year’s Day, UNICEF said today, with one of the first babies in the world born at the Colonial War Memorial Hospital in Suva, Fiji, between 12 – 12.01am to proud mother Losena ... ....

Fact check: Is the Pacific island nation of Tuvalu growing, and not sinking?

Australian Broadcasting Corporation 18 Dec 2018
Coalition backbencher Craig Kelly says that the low-lying Pacific island nation of Tuvalu is growing, rather than sinking. Fact Check finds that checks out ... ....

Press Releases: The United States Joins the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility To Support Infrastructure Development in the Pacific Islands

Public Technologies 11 Dec 2018
... (ADB), the governments of Australia, New Zealand and Japan, the European Union, the European Investment Bank, and the World Bank Group in supporting the Pacific Region Infrastructure Facility (PRIF), which aims to improve infrastructure and services in the Pacific Islands region....

Blackbirding: New Zealand's shameful role in the Pacific Islands slave trade

Stuff 01 Dec 2018
This story was originally published by Noted and is republished with permission .......

The Pacific Islands: Meet your next favorite holiday hotspot

China Daily 30 Nov 2018
It is expected that eight Pacific Island ... The Pacific Islands are as yet relatively unknown to us in China....

Samoa Commitment for the Pacific Islands

Public Technologies 29 Nov 2018
Joint statement from the South Pacific Governor's Meeting[*]. The Central Bank Governors of the South Pacific region met in Samoa on the occasion of the 33rd Pacific Central Bank Governors' meeting ... 'We the Pacific Central Bank Governors affirm our intention to leverage information ......

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