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Polynesia   /pˌɑlˌɪnˈiʒə/   Listen

The islands in the eastern part of Oceania.

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"Polynesia" Quotes from Famous Books

... (as in Polynesia, where "Captain Cook's path" was shown in the grass) that the heat of the hero's body might blast the grass; so Starcad's ...
— The Danish History, Books I-IX • Saxo Grammaticus ("Saxo the Learned")

... body whose perfection consists in the very variety of the functions of its several members—there has never been on the earth a political organism like the British Empire. Its 433 million inhabitants, from Great Britain to Polynesia, from India and Egypt to Central Africa, are drawn from every division of the human race. Cut a section through mankind, and in every layer there will be British citizens, living under the jurisdiction of British law. Here is something to hearten those who have looked in vain to the Hague. ...
— The War and Democracy • R.W. Seton-Watson, J. Dover Wilson, Alfred E. Zimmern,

... instructing the heathen has been almost complete; the population are nominally Christian, and in most of these communities there is a strong nucleus of spiritual life in a valuable body of Church members. This is the case in Polynesia, in the West Indies, and in many stations in South Africa. Around many strong churches in Madagascar, in India, and in China, the sphere of heathenism is still very large. Several stations in those Missions—well planted for the influence required of them—may now be occupied ...
— Fruits of Toil in the London Missionary Society • Various

... with his light field artillery? Then Robert Louis Stevenson, born a wandering Scot, with roving Scandinavian and fiery Celtic blood in his veins, must needs settle down, like a Viking that he is, in far Samoa, there to charm and thrill us by turns with the romance of Polynesia. The example was catching. Almost without knowing it, other writers have turned for subjects to similar fields. "Dr. Isaacs," "Paul Patoff," "By Proxy," were upon us. Even Hall Caine himself, in some ways a most insular type of genius, ...
— Post-Prandial Philosophy • Grant Allen

Words linked to "Polynesia" :   Oceanica, Tonga, French Oceania, taboo, archipelago, kava, Austronesia, kavakava, Friendly Islands, Hawaiian Islands, Kingdom of Tonga, French Polynesia, tabu, Samoa, Samoan Islands, Oceania, Sandwich Islands

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