Wikipedia:WikiProject Polynesia

WikiProject Polynesia
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CategoriesPolynesia, WikiProject Polynesia
Portalicon Oceania
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This WikiProject was formed to foster better articles on the countries of Polynesia with a spirit of cooperation.


The goal of this project is to create, improve, and maintain articles relating to the countries of Polynesia and the surrounding area, their history, people, geography, and culture. Included are the independent nations of Cook Islands, Niue, Samoa, Tonga, and Tuvalu, and the territories of American Samoa, French Polynesia, Pitcairn Islands, Tokelau, and Wallis and Futuna. The Polynesian area can be thought of as a giant triangle, with most of the area encompassed between the three points of New Zealand, Hawaii, and Easter Island, each of which has an indigenous Polynesian population.


The scope of this project is all articles that fall within Category:Polynesia. We acknowledge that there may be other WikiProjects that deal directly with individual nations or areas within that. We are grateful for their efforts, and will concentrate our own on those areas that are not covered by other projects.

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Active participantsEdit

To join WikiProject Polynesia, edit this section and add the Wikitext #{{subst:me}} with your areas of interest to the bottom of the following list of participants. Participants should also place participant identification on their user page.

  1. User:Leonaitasi. Aloha. I am an amateur researcher whose journey began with Polynesian genealogy. Curiously, that has led to a deepening interest in archaeology, astronomy, dead languages, comparative linguistics, and comparative mythology and theology.
  2. User:Thdegy
  3. User:Vaafusuaga Samalaulu Fonoti. Talofa. Researcher in Samoan culture, oral traditions and history at the National University of Samoa. Matai (chief) from Malie, Manono, Leulumoega and Lufilufi.
  4. User:KHarber
  5. User:Badbilltucker
  6. User:Zora. Did graduate research in Tonga and Hawaiian archives. Speak Tongan and some Hawaiian. Unfortunately, I'm grotesquely over-committed to several other projects (Indian cinema, Islam, clothing).
  7. Chris 05:08, 22 February 2007 (UTC)
  8. Avenue 12:11, 14 March 2007 (UTC). Not sure how much I can help, as I have little expertise or (currently) spare time, but I am interested.
  9. Mattbray - glad to help..... i understand a fair bit about music and dance
  10. User:Danbrown99 - i'm happy to help with the expansion of articles on Easter Island, and help with the upkeep on other articles.
  11. Targeman: I have a particular interest in Palau, I've just asked a local radio station for permission to use their pictures (sorely lacking on Commons). Waiting for their answer. Besides that, I'll add IPA tags where necessary, and translate, at least as stubs, English articles into other languages. I'll also try to create a stub for every populated island in Oceania. This'll take some time...
  12. Oisin Allen (talk · contribs)
  13. Shudde talk 00:21, 26 July 2007 (UTC)
  14. Sahmeditor 18:52, 11 August 2007 (UTC)
  15. Dysmorodrepanis - Polynesian languages and avian biogeography of the Pacific region, namely Hawaiʻi. Mainly lurking and giving the ʻOkina honor where honor is due. If anyone wants to discuss the extinct giant parrot of Easter Island though...
  16. Jonathan Cardy Mainly interested in Rapa Nui September 2007
  17. Maikeli - Mainly focused on Wiki project Fiji but am interested in Melanesia & Polynesia as I am part of it and would like to help where I can.
  18. Fishal: interested in Easter Island and Rapa Nui
  19. PJ Noxon interested in promoting Polynesian's involvement in US NFL as a point of pride among students in Tonga in particular, my site has photos free for use with link and attribution --Jnoxon (talk) 03:59, 19 January 2009 (UTC) teachtonga.com
  20. Jason Rees Interested in Tropical cyclones within this region.
  21. Teinesavaii interested arts, culture, science, politics, history, focusing on Polynesia, Samoa, Savi'i island and village in particular - fluent Samoan, conversational NZ Maori et un peu de francais. September 2009
  22. GDuwen
  23. Ano-User
  24. Puakatau Interested in Tonga-Fiji History and Samoa to a lesser extend.
  25. Kahuroa Interested in Māori and East Polynesia in particular, languages and culture. One of my first major projects involved untangling the categorisation of Polynesian articles, which used to be a mess back in the day Kahuroa (talk) 07:05, 13 December 2010 (UTC)
  26. User:David A. Victor Interested in Oceanic nations foreign relations
  27. HURI TRANSLATIONS Translation, Design & Branding company based in Mo'orea, French Polynesia.
  28. JJManioke A current Peace Corps Volunteer on an outer island in Tonga doing what he can to improve Tonga history and geography pages without primary sources and limited secondary sources
  29. MozzazzoM My great-grandmother was from Niutao, Tuvalu - I am interested in improving the Tuvalu pages.(MozzazzoM (talk) 04:57, 13 October 2011 (UTC))
  30. JohnR. Author of a non-commercial website guide to all of the Cook Islands [1] www.Cook and have a lot of unpublished research about the Islands and its people. Happy to help
  31. SioneF (talk) 03:50, 6 March 2013 (UTC)
  32. Arsenalfan24 Arsenalfan24 (talk) 23:50, 2 August 2013 (UTC)
  33. Orthogonal1 (talk) 06:27, 6 October 2014 (UTC) I am, at the moment, mostly working on Tokelau-related articles.
  34. Gap9551 (talk) 20:47, 8 October 2015 (UTC)
  35. Arthurteb303 (talk) 23:32, 3 February 2016 (UTC) I am interested mainly in Tuvalu and Tokelau.
  36. Marek.69 talk
  37. Maxim Stoyalov
  38. VerifiedCactus (talk · contribs) sign me up The Verified Cactus 100% 20:03, 22 January 2018 (UTC)
  39. ClueRootEspresso
  40. Pakoire (talk) 20:32, 17 January 2022 (UTC), I am based in Aotearoa and am running a Pacific Arts project to increase content on Pacific artists in all genres who are also based in Aotearoa. We are just starting - I will link to the project page on the talk page soon.
  41. N Panama 84534 (talk) 22:23, 30 January 2022 (UTC)
  42. IdiotSavant (talk · contribs) 23:01:34, 30 January 2022 (UTC) , Aotearoa-based, focusing mostly on political biography.

Former participantsEdit

Thank you for your help! Please move your username back to the active list when you can participate again.

  1. Buaidh (talk · contribs) 15:57:01, 30 July 2019 (UTC) – WikiProject templates and categories.
  2. John Carter 14:36, 17 April 2007 (UTC) - trying to continue the work of the project's proposer.

Participant identificationEdit

WikiProject Polynesia participants should place one of the following lines of Wikitext on their user page to add it to Category:WikiProject Polynesia participants.

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For other Polynesia user templates see Category:Polynesia user templates.

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Wallis and FutunaEdit


Featured articlesEdit

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Project bannerEdit

  • {{WikiProject Polynesia}} - the project banner to be added to the talk pages of all articles which fall within the scope of the project.


  • {{Polynesia}} - for the bottom of geography articles



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The following periodicals are indexed on subscription databanks and regularly contain material relevant to this subject for the time periods indicated. The specific articles may be available in audio, video, citation, abstract, or full text format. To obtain information, please send me an e-mail with your e-mail address and the specific subject of interest, and I will forward to you what I can obtain from the databanks. John Carter (talk) 18:15, 6 March 2011 (UTC)

  • Arrows for Change (2001-on)
  • Asia Pacific Business (1988)
  • Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources (1997-on)
  • Asia-Pacific Law Review (1992-on)
  • Asia Pacific Rail (2000-2002)
  • Asia Pacific Telecom (2000-on)
  • Asia Pacific TV (2001-2006)
  • Asia Pacific Wireless Analyst (2004)
  • Asia Pacific Chemicals (2003)
  • Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Rights and the Law (2002-on)
  • Asia Pacific Mobile Communications Report (2000-2003)
  • Asiacom (2002-2004)
  • Asian Perspectives: The Journal of Archaeology for Asia and the Pacific (1996-on)


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