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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In the Pacific Islands, the Trump Administration Sees Empire, Ignores Climate Change

The Progressive 13 Sep 2019
The U.S. government views the region through the lens of imperial grand strategy, keys to controlling the Pacific and enabling it to constrain the rise of China ... ....

Why China is challenging Australia for influence over the Pacific Islands

CNN 22 Jul 2019
But Australian economist Matthew Dornan and Jonathan Pryke, director of the Pacific Islands Program at the Lowy Institute, argued in 2017 that aid has raised "living standards beyond what they would be without aid." ... Even though the entire population of the 14 Pacific Island ......

Settlement Affects Purchasers of Airline Tickets between the U.S. and Asia, Australia, New Zealand, or the Pacific Islands

PR Newswire 08 Jul 2019
SAN FRANCISCO, July 8, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- The following is being released by the law firms of Cotchett, Pitre & McCarthy, LLP and Hausfeld, LLP. A $58 million Settlement has been reached with All Nippon Airways ("ANA") in a class action lawsuit involving the price of airline tickets....

EPA administrator: 'The Pacific islands are my personal priority'

Guam Pacific Daily News 26 Jun 2019
Conservation efforts for the Pacific islands is a top priority for Michael Stoker, regional administrator with the federal Environmental Protection Agency ... "They better be showing me what they're doing for the Pacific islands," he said Wednesday morning at the Pacific Islands Environmental Conference....

U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao Announces $495 Million in Infrastructure Grants to 327 Airports in 46 States and the Pacific Islands

Public Technologies 24 Jun 2019
There will be a total of 358 grants to 327 airports around the country in 46 states and the Pacific Islands. Selected projects include runway reconstruction and rehabilitation, construction of firefighting facilities, and the maintenance of taxiways, aprons, and terminals ... According to the FAA's most recent economic analysis, U.S....

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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