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Polynesia is the most far-flung, easterly region of Oceania. Polynesia is comprised of the following island nations: Cook IslandsFifteen islands spread out over an Exclusive Economic Zone of 2,200,000 square kilometres KiribatiThe eastern two thirds of this sprawling island nation fall within the scope of Polynesia.

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French Polynesia is halfway between California and Australia in the South Pacific Ocean.

Easter Island is one of the most isolated islands on Earth.

Samoa is an island nation in the South Pacific Ocean. It is part of the region of the Pacific known as Polynesia.

The Pitcairn Islands are a loosely grouped handful of tiny islands in the remote South Pacific, farther from any continent than any other inhabited island.

The Cook Islands are a self-governing parliamentary democracy in free association with New Zealand, located in Polynesia, in the middle of the South Pacific Ocean, between French Polynesia to the east and Tonga to the west.

Tuvalu is a group of low-lying islands and atolls in the South Pacific that form the fourth smallest country in the world.

Kiribati is an island group in Micronesia straddling the equator and, until 1995, the International Date Line.

Tonga, the "Friendly Islands", is an archipelago in the South Pacific Ocean.

Niue is an island in Oceania located approximately halfway between Tonga and the Cook Islands.

Rarotonga is by far the most populated of the Cook Islands and is the capital, located in the southern group of islands.

American Samoa is a group of islands in the South Pacific Ocean that lie about halfway between Hawaii and New Zealand and about 100 km east of its neighboring country of Samoa, which is part of the same archipelago and ethnicity.

Tahiti lies in the South Pacific. It is the largest of the 118 islands and atolls that comprise French Polynesia.

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