Polynesia

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Polynesia


(from Greek: πολύς "poly" many + Greek: νῆσος "nēsos" island),


is a subregion of Oceania, made up of over 1,000 islands scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean.
The indigenous people who inhabit the islands of Polynesia are termed Polynesians and they share many similar traits including language, culture and beliefs. Historically, they were experienced sailors and used stars to navigate during the night.


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