One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A native or inhabitant of any of the islands in the South Pacific, especially an indigenous person of Polynesia.
- ‘I currently teach classes with white, Hispanic, Asian, and Pacific Islander students.’
- ‘He is currently the highest ranking native Pacific Islander serving in the U.S. government.’
- ‘Those who came across the world could see just how vulnerable atolls are to sea-level rise, and could get a sense of the great cultural and linguistic diversity of Pacific islanders.’
- ‘Carson has a high Pacific Islander population.’
- ‘Ancient Pacific Islanders had surprisingly accurate maps made out of palm fronds, with shells marking positions of islands.’
- ‘The project's long-term objective is to give Pacific Islanders - who are facing climate-related issues such as drought and fish poisoning - a way to sustainably grow crops using minimal water and no pesticides.’
- ‘Nokise is the first Pacific Islander to work fulltime on the United Kingdom stand-up comedy circuit.’
- ‘So where should a Pacific Islander go for fresh caught fish without an ocean near by?’
- ‘NCAPA is the nation's leading coalition of national advocacy organizations serving Asian Americans, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander communities.’
- ‘Tongans and Samoans are now the largest segment of Utah's Polynesian community, accounting for more than two-thirds of the Pacific Islander population.’
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