From Tonga and Samoa, sea-faring settlers discovered and colonised all the Pacific islands of Polynesia, from Hawai'i in the north to Easter Island in the west to New Zealand in the south. The latter wasn't colonised until around the 14th Century, making it the last major landmass to be settled by humans (until Antarctica, if you count that). Island groups eventually lost contact with each other, but their languages still display striking similarities. Polynesian languages are notable for having a remarkably small number of sounds: Hawaiian, for example, has 8 consonants: h, k, l, m, n, p, w, and glottal stop. Members of this group that will hopefully be added include Hawaiian, Rapa Nui, Samoan, Tahitian, and Tongan.


Au sega ni kila na vosa vakaviti.  Au vakabauta ni dua na vosa rogorogo vinaka.


Ahakoa kore te reo he rawe te whakarongo.