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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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....

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? ... ....