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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The book "is essentially about the way centuries of well-intentioned Europeans have approached Polynesian culture as if it was a puzzle to be solved," said another critic in goodreads.com.
Thompson's personal interest in the subject was piqued by her Maori husband and sons, who are direct descendants of Polynesians. This deep curiosity shines through in the meticulous background and details she provides such as diary entries, maps, Polynesian chronologies, geological topographies and weather patterns.
Pathway of the Birds: the Voyaging Achievements of Maori and their Polynesian Ancestors, by New Zealand author Andrew Crowe, is a detailed, well-researched book of interest to a general audience and a scholar of the subject.
Washington DC, [USA] Oct 25 ( ANI ): Duchess of Sussex Meghan Markle had a fashion faux pas when she arrived at the Polynesian Kingdom of Tonga along with Prince Harry on Thursday.
"The Polynesian migration pathway that started in Taiwan is something that our ancestors travelled, and it is something our iwi (Maori Community) want to explore and teach our children about," she was quoted by the NZ Herald.
Under the new agreement, OPT will access the powerful NSS-9 satellite's wide C-band coverage to reach the sprawling Polynesian archipelago of 118 islands in the South Pacific and beyond.
Satellite operator SES SA (Luxembourg:SES)(Paris:SESG) announced on Tuesday that the Office des Postes et Telecommunications of French Polynesia (OPT) is delivering enhanced mobile broadband and Internet services to residents across the vast French Polynesian territory through a new partnership with SES Networks.
But there is also a substantial few per cent of Polynesian - officially the area bounded by New Zealand, Hawaii, and Eastern Island - and this is a complete mystery to me.
Likewise, the film's tropical setting generates a sense of foreignness in the twenty-first century western viewer that echoes the Victorian reader's interaction with ancient Polynesian histories conveyed by their countrymen.
The Best in Talent title went to Lydia Simonis-Tariu, who scored a back-to-back victory for Cook Islands for the said award in the global tilt with her traditional Polynesian dance routine.
I'll start with the restaurant, a warm and welcoming Polynesian paradise with a selection of 'catch of the day' seafood which Chef Mohan Gurung and his team will cook to each customer's preference; grilled, steamed or pan-fried.