Polynesia

geographical name
Poly·​ne·​sia | \ ˌpä-lə-ˈnē-zhə How to pronounce Polynesia (audio) , -shə \

Definition of Polynesia

the islands of the central and southern Pacific including Hawaii, the Line, Phoenix, Tonga, Cook, and Samoa islands, Tuvalu, Easter Island, and French Polynesia

Note: Some people also consider New Zealand to be part of Polynesia.

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“Polynesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Polynesia. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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