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:

Polynesia

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.

Melanesia

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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“Nothing about us, without us”: How persons with disabilities in the Pacific islands can help build resilience to climate and disaster risks (World Bank Group)

Public Technologies 01 Dec 2022
The good news is that governments, community organizations, and households in the Pacific Islands are taking targeted actions to ensure that no one is left behind before, during, or after a disaster strikes ... Below are four ways, identified through our work, to increase the resilience of persons with disabilities in the Pacific....
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‘When a cyclone hits a thatched hut in the Pacific Islands, it’s raw and scary’

The Guardian 18 Nov 2022
... hit different parts of the world In a thatched fale, a traditional Samoan open home, the sound a cyclone makes is harsh, raw and scary....
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The Pacific island nation of Tuvalu is turning to the metaverse to preserve its culture

Engadget 15 Nov 2022
With global temperatures expected to rise as much as 2.8 degrees Celsius by the end of the century, the island nation of Tuvalu says it has no choice but to build a digital version of itself ... to highlight the existential threat climate change poses to island nations like Tuvalu....

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