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Polynesia is a subregion of Oceania, made up of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. The indigenous people who inhabit the islands of Polynesia are termed Polynesians and they share many similar traits including language, culture and beliefs [1] Historically, they were experienced sailors and used stars to navigate during the night [2].

Native Hawaiians

Native Hawaiians are a minority in their own land according to the US Census [3] Some Hawaiians left the islands during the period of the Kingdom of Hawaii like Harry Maitey, who became the first Hawaiian in Prussia [4]

Migration Routes

  • Passenger Ships
  • Protestant Missionaries
  • Japanese Emigration
  • Korean Emigration
  • Filipino Emigration
  • Portuguese Emigration