Polynesia is a subregion of , made up of more than 1,000 scattered over the central and southern Pacific Ocean. The indigenous people who inhabit the islands of Polynesia are termed Polynesians, sharing many similar traits including language family, culture, and .

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is a collection of over 100 islands halfway between California and Australia in the . Photo: mcclave, CC BY 2.0.

is an archipelago nation in , at the equator. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY 3.0.

is an island nation in the , part of Polynesia. Photo: Neil, CC BY 2.0.

, officially named the Kingdom of , is a Polynesian sovereign state and archipelago comprising 169 islands, of which 36 are inhabited. Photo: Haanofonua, CC BY-SA 3.0.


The are an island country in free association with , located in Polynesia, in the middle of the . Photo: backpackerben, CC BY 2.0.

is a U.S. territory in the South that lies about 100 km east of its neighboring country of , which is part of the same archipelago and ethnicity. Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.

is a group of low-lying islands and atolls in the South Pacific that form the fourth smallest country in the world. Photo: Jjtkk, CC BY 2.0.

is an overseas community of consisting of two small island groupings in Polynesia, near and . Photo: Troisoc, CC BY-SA 4.0.

is an in the South Pacific Ocean, 2,400 kilometres northeast of . Photo: Msdstefan, CC BY-SA 2.0 de.

is a group of three atolls in Polynesia, north of , about half way between and . Photo: CloudSurfer, CC BY-SA 3.0.

The are a loosely grouped handful of tiny islands in the remote South Pacific, farther from any continent than any other inhabited island. Photo: Jens Bludau, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an uninhabited unincorporated territory of the United States—one of the smallest U.S. Photo: NASA, Public domain.

is an uninhabited atoll in the Line Islands in Micronesia, 1,105 mi south of , about half way between and . Photo: USFWS - Pacific Region, Public domain.

is an uninhabited island in Micronesia region of the , about half way between and . Photo: Joann94024, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an uninhabited island in , geographically part of the Line Islands. Photo: NOAA Photo Library, CC BY 2.0.

is an uninhabited atoll in Polynesia, 717 nautical miles southwest of , about one-third of the way to the . Photo: Wikimedia, Public domain.


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About Mapcarta. Thanks to Mapbox for providing amazing maps. Text is available under the CC BY-SA 4.0 license, excluding photos, directions and the map. Based on the page Polynesia. See this page's contributions. Photo: Fir0002, GFDL.