Polynesian

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December 3, 2021

Polynesians is a collective designation of the original inhabitants of Polynesia and parts of eastern Melanesia. They do not have their own collective name, they are named after the islands they inhabit. From a linguistic, cultural and anthropological point of view, the Hawaiians, the original inhabitants of the Hawaiian Islands, belong to the Polynesians. The languages ​​of the Polynesians (very close to each other) form the Polynesian branch of the Australian (Malay-Polynesian) family. Polynesia was settled from Southeast Asia from the 3rd thousand. BC to the 12th - 14th century. Farmers, fishermen, sailors. In places (Hawaii, Tahiti, Tonga) established independent states.

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