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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The Pacific Islands are drowning under rising sea levels. These stunning photos show their precarious ...

Business Insider 28 Jan 2020
Pacific Island nations, like Tuvalu and Vanuatu, experience climate change every day ... Rising sea levels aren't a distant concern in the Pacific ... For some, living in the Pacific is like walking on a knife's edge ... Pacific Island countries at risk of being swallowed by rising seas accused the US of 'abandoning' them .......

Woman has 'both hands ripped off' in shark attack in the Pacific islands

Yahoo Daily News 24 Oct 2019
A 35-year-old woman has been attacked by a shark while on a whale-watching trip in the Pacific islands of Polynesia. The French tourist was with an experienced guide observing pilot whales off the island of Moorea when an oceanic whitetip reef shark attacked ... A witness provided a graphic description of the injured woman to local media Radio 1....

An inside look at the Pacific island of Yap, where an ex-NYC lawyer was shot dead

New York Post 16 Oct 2019
The tiny Pacific island of Yap, home to just 11,000 people, was best known for its snorkeling and wreck-filled dives before the state’s acting attorney general Rachelle Bergeron was gunned down on Monday. Located 4,500 miles west of Hawaii in the Pacific Ocean, the sleepy ......

Modelling inundation to respond to tsunami threats: First training for the Pacific Islands takes place on the 10th anniversary of the 2009 Samoa tsunami

Public Technologies 07 Oct 2019
The TEMPP Programme responds to the recommendations of the Seventh Meeting of the Pacific Island Countries and Territories Regional Working Group on Tsunami Warning and Mitigation that was held in Noumea, New Caledonia in March 2019 and it is a direct contribution to the Samoa Pathway....

Ask an expert- Is Bali or the Pacific Islands better for families?

Indonesia News 19 Sep 2019
Ask an expert. Is Bali or the Pacific Islands better for families? Q. We're looking for some autumn sun for our next family holiday and are trying to decide between the Pacific Island ... ....

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....