Polynesian Islands Davin Gumabon


After a very bloody civil war Tonga fell under the Tu'i kanokupolu dynasty around the 16th century. Furthermore in the 1800s a warrior named Taufa'ahau declared Tonga a constitutional Monarchy. This limited the power of the chiefs, but the Tongans were not fond of the decision. Later on Tonga became a British protected state. With Tonga on their last straw of patience being a protectorate state, they fought and gained their independence on June 4, 1970.


Due to the islands of Polynesia being such a beautiful place, most of the islands income are from tourism. I mean why else wouldn't anyone want to visit such a beautiful place. Other than the appearance, the islands get income from economic ties from the united states for ownerships of property or regular cash remittances. These transactions usually cover debt, purchase goods, and finance development projet


Animism is known as the traditional form of religion. Polynesians usually look to spiritual beings and objects for guidance. These spiritual beings are formed through past experiences of the people, sharing stories and myths of ones history. Valuing nature of the island is major for them. Every inch of the island is sacred to the traditional Polynesian.

Social Structure

Polynesian's social structure had social classes based on terms of rights, duties, behavior, and lifestyle. Meaning the people on the islands were categorized by ranks in a hierarchy. They used this to establish greater status and power between the people.


Polynesian islands industries rely most on tourism. Due to the beautiful attractions and culture of the people. From traveling their elegant beaches and walking on their warm sand, this video shows you why these islands are so attractive to the human eye. Over a 100,000 people visit these islands yearly. (Index Mundi)

Arts & Entertainment

Polynesian art usually originates from tattoos. In early days tattoos were used for symbolism. Symbolizing different traits of a person or the face of their village. Basically it was a totem pole on your skin. Furthermore Polynesians are known for their dancing. Using forms of dancing called hula or fire knife dancing symbolize the calling of the gods for them to watch over them.


Created with images by Alessandro Caproni - "Fakarava_20100521_197" • voltamax - "easter island chile statues" • Derek Keats - "Coconut palm silhouette in Tahiti" • cliff1066™ - "Fatata te Miti (By the Sea)" • Derek Keats - "People enjoying the black volcanic beach in Tahiti" • Mariamichelle - "bora bora south pacific polynesia" • vmzelius - "tahiti french polynesia atoll" • Derek Keats - "Rangiroa Atoll reef and inhabited area from the air" • Sam Howzit - "Tiki Carving"

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