Early Peoples: The Polynesians

Who were the Polynesians?


The Polynesians are a group of peoples who settled - and still live on- islands in the central Pacific Ocean. The Hawaiians, Samoans, Tahitians, and Tongans, as well as the Maori of New Zealand, are the largest groups of Polynesian peoples. The Polynesians shared similar religious beliefs, social customs, and languages. Polynesians today face many challenges. Their languages and customs are threatened, and the climate change may take some islands uninhabitable.

This book, The Polynesians, provides a discussion of the early Polynesians, including their languages, religious beliefs, arts, entertainments, life, cultures and the Polynesians today. Features of this great history book also include timelines, fact boxes, glossary, list of recommended reading and websites, and index related to Polynesians.

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