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- Polynesia, which means "many islands," covers a roughly triangular-shaped geographical area of the Pacific Ocean, with Hawaii at the northern apex, Aotearoa or New Zealand in the southwest, and Rapa Nui or Easter Island in the southeast.
The Polynesian Cultural Center features the people and islands of Hawaii, Samoa, Aotearoa (Maori New Zealand), Fiji, the Marquesas, Tahiti, and Tonga; as well as a Rapa Nui exhibit and an 1850s-era Christian mission complex, all in a beautiful 42-acre setting that has been Hawaii's top paid-admission visitor attraction since 1977
In addition, the Polynesian Cultural Center also provides information on several other Polynesian island groups, including the Cook Islands, Niue, the Tuamotu archipelago, Tuvalu, Wallis and Futuna.
The following are the islands and island groups, either nations or subnational territories, that are of native Polynesian culture. Some islands of Polynesian origin are outside the general triangle that geographically defines the region.
American Samoa (overseas United States territory)
Anuta (in the Solomon Islands)
Bellona Island (in the Solomon Islands)
Cook Islands (self-governing state in free association with New Zealand)
Easter Island (part of Chile, called Rapa Nui in Rapa Nui)
Emae (in Vanuatu)
French Polynesia ("overseas country", a territory of France)
Hawaii (a state of the United States)
Kapingamarangi (in the Federated States of Micronesia)
Mele (in Vanuatu)
New Zealand (called Aotearoa in Māori, usually associated with Australasia)
Niue (self-governing state in free association with New Zealand)
Nuguria (in Papua New Guinea)
Nukumanu (in Papua New Guinea)
Nukuoro (in the Federated States of Micronesia)
Ontong Java (in the Solomon Islands)
Pileni (in the Solomon Islands)
Rennell (in the Solomon Islands)
Rotuma (in Fiji)
Samoa (independent nation)
Sikaiana (in the Solomon Islands)
Swains Island (politically part of American Samoa)
Takuu (in Papua New Guinea)
Tikopia (in the Solomon Islands)
Tokelau (overseas dependency of New Zealand)
Tonga (independent nation)
Tuvalu (independent nation)
Wallis and Futuna (overseas territory of France)
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Autumn 2007: Te Whanaketanga, Tahitian dance competition, Himene Patitifa at PCC
May 2007: Lei Day at PCC, Samoa special events
Spring 2007: 'Tiki Wisdom' game launched, Moanikeala Hula Festival overview
May 2006: New PCC web site, Samoa special events
Spring 2006: Maori special event, "service missionaries," high satisfaction
Fall 2005: Mele Kalikimaka
July 2005: Keiki Kaukau, Passport to Polynesia, Fireknife
March 2005: Living Treasure, Moanikeala, Aloha
November 2004: Happy Holidays
October 2004: Hale Ku'ai, Maori Workshops
June 2004: Tahiti Festival Newsletter
May, 2004: World Fireknife Results
April, 2004: Upcoming World Fireknife
March, 2004: Introductory
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