History of the Pacific Islands

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History of the Pacific Islands covers the history of the islands in the Pacific Ocean.

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Easter Island – Rapanui

Easter Island is one of the youngest inhabited territories on Earth, and for most of the History of Easter Island it was the most isolated inhabited territory on Earth. Its inhabitants the Rapanui have endured famines, epidemics, civil war, slave raids and colonialism; have seen their population crash on more than one occasion, and created a cultural legacy that has brought them fame out of all proportion to their numbers.

Cook Islands

The 15 islands that make up the Cook Islands were settled by peoples from nearby islands of what is now called French Polynesia and Samoa in the 13th century.[1] The capital Rarotonga, is believed from local oral tradition, to have been the launching site of waka ship voyagers who originally settled in New Zealand.[2] The Cook Islands Maori language is closely related to the Te Reo Maori indigenous language of New Zealand. The country is named after Captain James Cook who surveyed and landed on some of the islands between 1773 and 1777.

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