-The Scientific Theory-
I have seen in some genealogy researches that Pacific Islanders seem to be a population that migrated from southern borders of Asia towards the Pacific Ocean. Logically people in that migrating group settled in each point of their travel from South Asia to the group of Pacific Islands.
A good way to track these journeys is to look at a world map and Google images of native people from countries between South Asia (preferably Taiwan) and the Pacific Islands. You will notice similarities in features and culture, I have done this search so I know its easy to spot.
Also within these researches, they have proven this migration theory by matching blood results throughout the Pacific and Asia. Hopefully the next person to post an answer can explain this in more detail.
Being a pacific islander myself, I have been told of stories of pacific islanders origin is that the god Tangaroa (Tagaloa, Tangaloa, Kanaloa, Ta'aroa, Tana'oa created us to live on this world (kind of replica story to God creating man). Although in the NZ Maori beliefs that Tangaroa was the son of Papatuanuku and Ranginui who created life, in the Pacific there was only one god, Tangaroa who was mainly affiliated with the sea rather than the heavens. From my rusty knowledge Tangaroa created the heavens and the earth, then created the tangata (man), and the tangata communicate with Tangaroa through the sea. Pasific Islanders who die become spirits that travel to Avaiki (Heavens) where they rest in piece and watch over the pacific island people.
Every island has a different view on purpose of the god Tangaroa, but they all believed in the one god.
Marshallese people are Pacific Islanders.👍
There is 800,000 Pacific Islanders in the United-States, as well as 7,000 in Alaska.
They are Asian Pacific.
No, Filipinos are not Pacific islanders. They are Asians.
Around 26,000 Pacific Islanders live in Canada, and 98% of them (25,000), live in British-Columbia.
No Samoans are Pacific Islanders.
Filipinos are Asian.
Most Pacific islanders are Christians due to the work of missionaries.
There are misconceptions of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders belonging to a single Asian American culture because they look similar. However, their cultures are very different as they come from different parts of the world.
Shane Victorino is Hawaiian.
Filipinos are southeast Asians who live on western Pacific Ocean islands.
Yes we are, Chamorros are much like Hawaiians
Contrary to popular belief, the ancient Pacific Islanders believed in a form of polytheism. Monotheism was introduced after missionaries were sent to the islands, forever tainting the culture.
The Pacific Islanders were originally brought to Australia to work in the sugar cane fields of Queensland. "Kanakas", as they were called (now a derogatory term), came from over 80 different Pacific Islands, and provided cheap labour for the cane fields. Although underpaid and undervalued, they were excellent workers, who did not tire as easily as white cutters, and they certainly did not complain about their working conditions.
rafts, canoes, outriggers
nobody knows, well atleast not me!
Ma'rai is a sacred enclosure or temple. Connected with the islanders of the Pacific Ocean
The Philippine's are in the South China Sea and the Philippine Sea west of the Pacific, they are closer to Asia.
Officially, of course, Filipinos are categorized as Asians and the Philippines as part of South-east Asia. But describing Filipinos as Pacific Islanders isn't necessarily wrong either. In fact, for a long time, Filipinos were known as Pacific Islanders.
He is a rugby player who plays wing or fullback for saracens, Fiji and the Pacific islanders