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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.
Notes: Fiji, at the eastern edge of Melanesia, was the jumping off point for the settlement of Polynesia. Fiji has strong influences from both regions, but the language is predominantly Polynesian in character.
Speaker: Marica (N)
Notes: Spoken by the native Polynesian people of New Zealand. Nearly all Māori speak English, but heavily use their own tongue for ceremonial purposes. There has been a strong effort to revitalise the language which has received a lot of official support. Many signs are bilingual and you can have a legal case heard in a Māori-speaking court. New Zealand is also officially known by its Māori name: Aotearoa, which means Land of the Long White Cloud.
Speaker: Tuti Aranui (N)