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Polynesia

Definition/Scope: Ethnogeographic grouping of islands scattered across a huge triangular area of the east-central Pacific Ocean. The triangle has its apex at the Hawaiian Islands in the north and its base angles at New Zealand in the west and Easter Island in the east. Polynesia derives its name from Greek poly,



Broader Terms:

Pacific Ocean islands

Narrower Terms:

American Samoa
Cook Islands
French Polynesia
Hawaii
New Zealand
Niue
Pitcairn Islands
Samoa
Tokelau
Tonga
Tuvalu
Wake Atoll
Wallis and Futuna


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