Pacific Islander

noun

Definition of Pacific Islander

: a native or inhabitant of one of the islands in the Pacific Ocean used in reference to the islands of Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia, but usually excluding New Zealand and the Hawaiian Islands

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First Known Use of Pacific Islander

1785, in the meaning defined above

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“Pacific Islander.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Pacific%20Islander. Accessed 20 January 2020.

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