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  Polynesia - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
However, in essence it is an anthropological term, referring to one of the three parts of Oceania (abstraction made of 'continental' Australia), the others being Micronesia and Melanesia, whose autochthonous (pre-colonial) population generally belongs to one ethno-cultural family as a result of centuries of maritime migrations.
Thus Polynesian navigators were able to sail toward the star they knew to be over their destination temporarily and as it moved westward with time they would then steer towards the succeeding star which would have then moved over the target island.
The Polynesians, with the pelorus and their impressive knowledge, were able follow the shortest route over thousands of miles without any further instrumentation or charts.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Polynesia   (1454 words)

 Polynesian languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The Polynesian languages are a group of related languages spoken in the region known as Polynesia.
Because the Polynesian islands were settled relatively recently (starting around 2,000 years ago), their languages retain strong commonalities.
Although none of the modern Polynesian languages allow consonant clusters, this tendency appears to be have developed well after the early settlement of the islands.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Polynesian_languages   (326 words)

 Polynesian Pathways
The Polynesians are a product of this ancient past and therefore I have had to cover a wide geographical area in order to uncover the truth behind their origins.
The Polynesians live in some of the most isolated communities in the world, yet the people of Polynesia possess a richness of culture, that indicates a great deal of interaction has occurred with other cultures in their formative years.
Somehow the Polynesians are supposed to have emerged from a society that took the richest, most charismatic man as their leader, to form a complex class society that was based on genealogies that went back 16,000 years.
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 Encyclopedia: Polynesian
Polynesian languages are spoken by the Polynesian indigenous people.
At a time when European sailors were navigating by keeping a watch for the shore-line in daylight, Polynesians (and their relatives, the Micronesians) were navigating much of the Pacific Ocean, excluding, of course, the Arctic and Antarctic areas.
The spread of pottery and domesticates in Polynesia is connected with the Lapita-culture.
www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Polynesian   (409 words)

 Polynesian Airlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Polynesian Airlines is hosted in Qantas Airways' AMADUEUS reservations system which provides a wide range of information and facilities for travel in and out of Samoa and other destinations on the Airlines network.
Polynesian Airlines will also gladly advise on information relating to Passports, visas, entry permits and certificates of vaccination, but is not responsible in the event that any information is inaccurate.
Polynesian Airlines is happy to accept requests for a particular seating preference (eg: aisle), at the time you make your reservation.
www.polynesianairlines.com /booking_your_flight.html   (700 words)

 Resources on the Polynesian
The early Polynesians were skillful navigators, capable, by careful observations of cloud reflections and bird flight patterns, to determine the existence and location of islands.
While the early Polynesians were skilled navigators, most evidence indicates that their primary exploratory motivation was to ease the demands of burgeoning populations.
Polynesian mythology does not speak of explorers bent on conquest of new territories, but rather of heroic discoverers of new lands for the benefit of those who voyaged with them.
www.mongabay.com /indigenous_ethnicities/pacific/Polynesian.html   (2114 words)

 Malayo-Polynesian languages - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Micronesian includes the languages spoken by the native peoples of Micronesia such as Nauruan.
Polynesian languages include Hawai'ian, Maori, Samoan, Tahitian, Tongan and Tuvaluan.
All of the said languages have official status in the countries and territories of the Pacific Ocean.
www.leessummit.us /project/wikipedia/index.php/Malayo-Polynesian_languages   (276 words)

 Polynesian Settlement   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Polynesian migration to Hawai'i was part of one of the most remarkable achievements of humanity: the discovery and settlement of the remote, widely scattered islands of the central Pacific.
Polynesian culture developed at the eastern edge of this region (i.e., in Samoa and Tonga).
The voyages of the Polynesian Voyaging Society's Hokule'a and computer-simulated voyages have shown that Polynesians coul d have sailed in traditional canoes all the north-south and east-west routes among their islands.
www.exploring.nu /Polynesia-Settlement.htm   (2736 words)

 Polynesian Mythology
The early missionaries laboured to destroy belief in the Polynesian concepts of the world and the origin and the power of the local gods.
For when their ancestors moved out from the Polynesian nucleus in the western islands, they carried with them the knowledge of the same great mythological events, the names of their gods and of their many demi gods and heroes.
Amongst the Polynesians genesis was conceived of either a process of growth or evolution from an intangible to a tangible state, or as the work of a pre-existent, omniscient creator who brought matter into existence, gave forms of the formless and set all in an established order.
www.janeresture.com /polynesia_myths   (1501 words)

 Wayfinders : Polynesian History and Origin
Through a multi-disciplinary effort, recently enhanced by the contributions of modern Polynesians eager to experience their past, a picture is emerging of the development of a seafaring culture oriented toward oceanic exploration.
Polynesian societies combined a strong authority structure based on genealogical ranking that was useful for mounting long expeditions and founding island colonies.
The Polynesians' primary voyaging craft was the double canoe made of two hulls connected by lashed crossbeams.
www.pbs.org /wayfinders/polynesian2.html   (475 words)

 Polynesian tattoo
Polynesian tattooing, as it existed before the arrival of Europeans in the South Pacific, was the most...
The tattoo is a Polynesian design for young people at the beginning of their...
The legacy of Polynesian tattoo began over 2000 years ago and is as diverse as the people...
www.logoi.com /links/tattoo/polynesian_tattoo.html   (1076 words)

 Polynesian 001- 4 ply   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Polynesian Ply™ is recommended for use under decks, on walls, surfeits, internal decor and cladding, as a plasterboard alternative, for furniture manufacturing, as screens, feature panels, suspended ceilings (metal grid systems), kitchen cupboards, shelves, bar fascias or what ever you can dream of.
Polynesian Ply™ is recommended for use indoors and provides a classy tropical feel.
Polynesian Ply™ is not meant to be structural, rather aesthetic.
bamboobuildingproducts.com /prod747.htm   (266 words)

 Leiataua or Lei'ataua: The Polynesian Origin and Migrations
Overall, it is modern evidence from Archaeology, Anthropology, Genetics and Linguistics that ascribe the POLYNESIANS as direct descendants of Savaii Samoa.
Dedication: The Polynesian Samoan Hawaiian medical terms in books " POLYNESIAN INTERCONNECTIONS " are dedicated to the late Paramount Ali'i Lei'ataua Le Sa Peter Ah Ching of Upolu, Manono, Samoa and Hawai'i nei and Pago Pago, American Samoa, whom was hospitalized at Straub Medical Clinic Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii 2003.
This knowledge of medical Polynesian terminology is disseminated for the education of nurses and doctors upon caring for the Polynesian people of these Polynesian islands: Samoa, Tonga, Tahiti, Hawai'i and Aotearoa and the Polynesian triangle at large.
leiataua2005.tripod.com   (1229 words)

 History of Polynesian tattoo
The role of tattooing in ancient Polynesian society: As there is no writing in the Polynesian culture, the Polynesians used this art full of distinctive signs to express their identity and personality.
The revival of Polynesian lost art: Shortly after the missionaries arrival (1797) the practice was strictly banned, as the Old Testament forbids it.
Polynesians are once again taking pride and interest in their cultural heritage, finding their identity in the revival of many lost arts.
www.tahititatou.com /history.html   (1164 words)

 Polynesian mythology - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It was settled by voyagers from the Polynesian heartland of Tonga and Samoa, who fanned out to island groups to the east, such as Tahiti, the Marquesas, New Zealand, and Hawai'i.
The various Polynesian languages are still close and there are many cultural similarities between the various groups.
Their mythologies in particular tend to be local reworkings of commonly shared tales.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Polynesian_mythology   (242 words)

 Polynesian Airlines   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Polynesian will endeavor to provide you with advance notice of any changes but it is not always possible to do so.
Polynesian does not warrant that the functions contained in the materials will be uninterrupted or error free, that defects will be corrected or that this site or the server that makes it available is free of any virus or other harmful elements.
Polynesian’s total liability to you for all damages, losses, costs and expenses under whatever causes of action, whether in contract or otherwise shall not exceed the amount paid by you, if any, for accessing the site.
www.polynesianairlines.com /disclaimer.html   (1043 words)

 BYU NewsNet - Polynesian population grows   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
In 1889, about 50 to 75 Polynesians settled an area 20 miles south of the Great Salt Lake, and named the area Iosepa, the Hawaiian word for "Joseph," after Joseph F. Smith who was a LDS missionary to the islands, wrote Carol Edison in the Utah History Encyclopedia.
For the two-thirds of Polynesian seniors who do graduate, many of their GPAs are so low they are not prepared for university studies, Afeki said.
Polynesians are not aggressive by nature, nor does the Polynesian culture look favorably on competitiveness, Pi'ena said.
newsnet.byu.edu /story.cfm/44712   (827 words)

 The Polynesian Triangle
The striking unity of the languages spoken in these different islands, as well as sufficient similarities in their arts, culture, custom and tradition allow the world scientists and anthropologists to agree that the Polynesians are a racial unit.
All the Polynesians living south of the equator are fond of the New Zealand brands of butter, corned and frozen beef.
The word Tonga, which means south, is taken by many of the wise men of Tonga to suggest their migration from Samoa, because the Tongan group is south of the old island-home Samoa.
www.janesoceania.com /polynesian_triangle   (1901 words)

 Polynesian Cultural Center - Frequently Asked Questions   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Turtle Bay Resort is located just 10 minutes north of the Polynesian Cultural Center, and the Laie Inn is within walking distance of our front gates (see how to get here and lodging packages).
The Polynesian Cultural Center is located on Oahu's north shore, an easy 35-mile scenic drive or ride from Honolulu.
The three most popular attractions on Oahu are Pearl Harbor, The Polynesian Cultural Center, and Hanauma Bay, based on research by the State of Hawaii.
www.polynesia.com /aloha/contact/faq.shtml   (480 words)

 Men's Polynesian tribal gear, Beachwear, surfwear and casual island apparel - AFA TASI
Besides being the preferred garment, it is a symbol of the islands.
We have created a mix of traditional patterns with modern styles to bring a Polynesian tradition to the trendsetting man. Wear your Warrior Cloth to the beach as the perfect cover up, to lounge around the house, or set the trend and wear it out on the town.
Polynesian tattoo bands symbolize many things such as good luck and protection.
www.afatasi.com /men.html   (536 words)

 Disney's Polynesian Resort Dining   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
The Kona Café is the Polynesian's newest restaurant serving breakfast, lunch and dinner on the second floor of the Great Ceremonial House overlooking the tropical atrium.
Hula dance lessons are given in front on the stage during the show by the Polynesian dancers and all kids are encouraged to participate.
In the waiting area a Polynesian woman will make necklaces or bracelets for the kids out of leafs and Polynesian instruments are available for entertainment.
users.rcn.com /dlecraw/polynesian/meals.html   (1170 words)

 Tattoo Traditions - Tricia Allen
She studied the ancient form of Polynesian tattoo for her master's degree, which she completed in 1992 in Anthropology at the University of Hawai'i.
Although her permanent home is still in Hawaii, Tricia regularly schedules trips to both Northern and Southern California to tattoo members of the Polynesian community by advance appointment.
Polynesian tattoos designs today often signify one's ancestors, family, or something else equally as personal.
www.alohaworld.com /tattootraditions   (221 words)

Polynesian Laser Font Bundle is used by many educational institutions, designers, offset printers, and others, including ad agencies, authors, and publishing companies.
Polynesian Laser was used for the base of text in one of the best selling children's book in Hawai´i, Tales of Tutu Nene and Nele.
Polynesian Old Style is a variation of the Polynesian Laser font that has an antediluvian or artifact face that suggests antiquity.
www.coconutinfo.com /polyProductCI.html   (515 words)

 Polynesian Voyaging
Assessing its chances of being discovered by early Polynesians, we can conclude only that their sailing canoes were already capable of traversing the breadth of the Pacific, and that on one such voyage, Easter Island was fortuitously sighted.
It has been over a millennium since the Polynesians sailed their open canoe across the Pacific, using stars, signposts of the sea, and the strange, perilous liquid paths of currents to move from one island to the next.
The Micronesians (and the Polynesians of the Tuamotus and some western island groups) changed the course by shifting the sail from end of the canoe to the other, with the same side always to the wind.
www.janeresture.com /voyaging/main.htm   (1334 words)

 Search Results for Polynesian - Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-21)
Perhaps the best-known lower-level subgroup of Austronesian languages is Polynesian, which is remarkable for its wide geographic spread yet close relationship.
Small populations speaking Polynesian languages live within the geographic areas of Melanesia and Micronesia, on islands in the Caroline, Solomon, and Vanuatu groups.
Samoans are mainly of Polynesian heritage, and about nine-tenths of the population are ethnic Samoans.
www.britannica.com /search?query=Polynesian&submit=Find&source=MWTEXT   (483 words)

The Polynesian islands were settled from Western Polynesia to Eastern Polynesia as indicated via carbon dating and periods of island settlements (Lapita pottery).
Early Polynesians migrated from the Samoan islands settled in 2000-500BC to Marquesas 100AD to Tahiti 300AD to Hawaii 500AD and then from return voyages east to west, these Polynesians settled Aotearoa New Zealand 800-1000AD from the Cook Islands.
Dedication: The Polynesian Samoan Hawaiian medical terms in POLYNESIAN INTERCONNECTIONS are dedicated to the late Paramount Alii Lei'ataua Le Sa Peter Ah Ching of Upolu, Manono, Samoa, Hawai'i nei and Pago Pago, American Samoa who was hospitalized at Straub Medical Clinic Hospital in Honolulu, Hawaii 2003.
polynesianlineage.tripod.com   (1042 words)

 Polynesian Cultural Center, Oahu
Dressed in native attire, Polynesians share their histories, traditions and spirit in the same way their ancestors did for centuries.
Five thousands years of legend and lore are acted out in a rousing canoe pageant held daily on the quiet lagoon that meanders through the Center's 42 tropical acres.
Nearly 50 Polynesians in traditional costumes treat you to their interpretations of Pacific history and myths in memorable fashion.
www.hawaiiweb.com /html/polynesian_culture_center.html   (578 words)

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