Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (AAPI) are an integral part of the American cultural mosaic, encompassing a wide range of diversity.
AAPI: Asian American and Pacific Islander. This term generally includes all people of Asian, Asian American or Pacific Islander descent. Asian: A person having origins in any of the original peoples of the Far East, Southeast Asia or the Indian subcontinent.
Officially, of course, Filipinos are categorized as Asians and the Philippines as part of Southeast Asia. But describing Filipinos as Pacific Islanders isn't necessarily wrong either. In fact, for a long time, Filipinos were known as Pacific Islanders.
Answer: Polynesia is a subregion of Oceania, made up of more than 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. The indigenous people who inhabit the islands of Polynesia are termed Polynesians, sharing many similar traits including language family, culture, and beliefs.
Māori are the indigenous people of Aotearoa New Zealand, they settled here over 700 years ago. They came from Polynesia by waka (canoe). New Zealand has a shorter human history than any other country.
New Zealand, Māori Aotearoa, island country in the South Pacific Ocean, the southwesternmost part of Polynesia. New Zealand is a remote land—one of the last sizable territories suitable for habitation to be populated and settled—and lies more than 1,000 miles (1,600 km) southeast of Australia, its nearest neighbour.
They share the same origins as the indigenous peoples of Taiwan, Southeast Asia (especially the Philippines, Malaysia and Indonesia), Micronesia, and Madagascar. This is supported by genetic, linguistic and archaeological evidence.
The six countries in Polynesia are New Zealand, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, and Samoa. New Zealand is the largest of the Polynesian countries in terms of both population and area. New Zealand is home to over 4.9 million people and spans over 103,483 square miles (268,021 square kilometers).
Fiji is now classified as both Polynesian and Melanesian.
|• Total||747 km (288 sq mi)|
|Kingdom of Tonga Puleʻanga Fakatuʻi ʻo Tonga (Tongan)|
|Government||Unitary parliamentary semi-constitutional monarchy|
|• Monarch||Tupou VI|
|• Prime Minister||Siaosi Sovaleni|
Oceania is a region of the South Pacific Ocean that comprises multiple islands. The United Nations divides the region into four sub-regions: Australia and New Zealand (including also the Christmas Islands, Keeling Islands, Heard Island and McDonald Islands, and Norfolk Island), Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia.
|Marshall Islands Micronesia||Nauru New Zealand||Palau Papua New Guinea|
Australasia is a region which comprises Australia, New Zealand, and some neighbouring islands.
The Chamorros are primarily Austronesian, but many also have Spanish, Mexican or Filipino ancestry. Native Guamanians, ethnically called Chamorros, descend primarily from Austronesian peoples and may also have other ancestries, such as Spanish, Mexican, Filipino, or Japanese.
Traditionally, the lines between Micronesia, Melanesia and Polynesia never existed. We were all connected by the ocean of Kanaloa, or as my kupuna would say, the womb of Hina-i-ka-moana. They, like other Pacific Islanders, are our cousins.
Guam is situated within Micronesia, a subregion of Oceania. The chain of islands stretches along the Mariana Trench, a deep depression in the ocean floor and the deepest part of the world's oceans.
In Guam, 23% of the population lives below the poverty line. The percentage of citizens living below the poverty line in Guam is fairly high, but is not reason for complete concern with regard to investments.
The lush beauty of the tropical island group known as Micronesia implies a paradise of plenty, yet the Federated States of Micronesia remains a nation burdened by poverty. Here are five facts about poverty in Micronesia: Nearly one in five people live on less than $2 a day.
Nauru, island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. It consists of a raised coral island located in southeastern Micronesia, 25 miles (40 km) south of the Equator.