Polynesian


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Polynesian

1. of or relating to Polynesia, its people, or any of their languages
2. a member of the people that inhabit Polynesia, generally of Caucasoid features with light skin and wavy hair
3. a branch of the Malayo-Polynesian family of languages, including Maori and Hawaiian and a number of other closely related languages of the S and central Pacific
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We are delighted to be associated with the world-renowned Polynesian Culture Center, an impact-conscious organization well known for educating nearly 700,000 visitors per year on the cultures of the Polynesian nations," said Brad Hansen, CEO and president of EnSync Energy Systems.
Easter Islands' Tiare Faundez, who also presented a traditional Polynesian dance routine, finished third in the talent contest, participated by more than half of the delegates.
Ralph Burke Tyree was the kind of artist whose work will be familiar to many who don't know him by name, as his paintings of the South Pacific exemplified the post-World War II craze for Polynesian imagery.
French Polynesian President Edouard Fritch was supposed to be there, but he had to stay behind to tend to some minor upheaval in his cabinet.
With several voice actors, a screenwriter and a composer of Polynesian descent - not to mention Hamilton cast members Phillipa Soo and Lin-Manuel Miranda in the cast and composing music for the film, respectively - the film appeared to be in tune with the evening's progressiveness.
During the last ten years, however, new contributions have brought to light strong evidence for pre-European Polynesian voyages to this continent.
The first week in November Tahitians, the world's best in outrigger canoe racing, pick up their paddles when the Hawaiki Nui Nui Va'a race explodes, the biggest event on the Polynesian sports calendar.
However, his journal bears witness to a shift of interest from plants to people: he learnt multiple Pacific languages, recorded Polynesian customs and often took part in them on shore, and brought back a significant collection of Oceanic art.
It brings latter-day moderns in touch with a moment in Polynesian history when sacred chiefs encountered Christian missionaries.
Shunfeng International Clean Energy, a low-carbon, integrated, clean energy generation provider, has signed a cooperative agreement with the French Polynesian government.
We have sailed the migration route of the Austronesians in 2008-9 on two 38ft double canoes based on Polynesian craft.
Polynesian Navigation And The Discovery Of New Zealand