Polynesia plucked at my stocking and, in an impatient whisper, bade me hurry before our flight be discovered.
And there was the "Polynesia" in the midst of this world of gloom, and anger, and distance.
Missionaries in Polynesia I have never considered in these pages.
How fervently she wished, now, that the missionaries had never come to Polynesia.
The paucity of quadrupeds, and the abundance of tropical vegetables is common to the Pelew Islands, and the whole of Polynesia.
Nineteen Years in Polynesia, p. 238, and Samoa by the same author.
Such ideas are common in Polynesia, and also in other island and coast regions.
Winters chiefly in Polynesia, also Melanesia and Micronesia.
The whole of Polynesia lay outside of the pale of civilization.
Between the different portions of Polynesia limited or partial.
1758, Latinization of French polynésie, coined 1756 by French writer Charles de Brosses (1709-1777) in "Histoire des navigations aux terres australes, contenant ce que l'on sait des moeurs et des productions des contrées découvertes jusqu'à ce jour" (and first in English in a review of it), coined from Greek polys "many" (see poly-) + nesos "island" (see Chersonese). Related: Polynesian.