What Pacific Islanders Want You To Know

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Zachary Shinzato
WHY DOSENT KNOW ONE KNOW ABOUY OKINAWANS PLEASE DO A VIDEO ABOUY IT
pacific islander
Mele, micro, poly. Cheeeeeehoooo
JustBasicGaming
Aye I saw a Palauan 🇵🇼
Kamaryn Sablan
AYEE I'm Chamorro from Saipan !!!🇲🇵☺️🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼🤙🏼
Kimberly Soberano
There's some way that we can save the pacific islands culture
Perenise Talanai-Lupematasila
WE MATTER!!💯 Like that girl said "If you dont know, ask don't assume"❤️💯🌺🌹🌸
Fernando Mari iglesias ide
#Whitepeople are to blame
Crying Trash
Fijian 🇫🇯 ❤️
Alexandria Zapatos
Finally some chamorros
TongansEat Horse
Everytime I mention my culture, people are like 'Aww I cannot wait to visit your island!' And I'm here like 'We're not your Island destination,'
TEEAH TAUANUU
I CAN ALSO HULA DANCE
TEEAH TAUANUU
I'M A PACIFIC ISLANDER
I AM SAMOAN AND THERE IS A DANCE WE DO FOR OUR TRADISHAN AND IT'S CALLED THE
"SIVA SAOMOA"
SIVA SAMOA: A SPECIAL TRADISHANAL DANCE FOR THE SAMOAN CULTURE
WE WEAR A TWO PEICE DRESS THAT WE CALL A PULETASI OR WE COULD WEAR A TYPE OF A BLANKET SORT OF AND PUT IT ON AROUND YOU AND WE WEAR BEATYFUL FLOWERS ON OUR HAIR LIKE THIS ONCE🌺
YOU COULD SEARCH ON YOUTUBE HOW TO SIVA SAMOA IN MANY WAYS AND HOW TO DRESS UP FOR A SIVA SAMOA JUST TYPE HOW TO SIVA SAMOA AND CLICK ON THE PIC WITH A LADY WEARING A GREEN AND WHITE TOP DON'T FORGET TO SUBSCRIBE HER CHANNEL AND LEAVE HER A THUMBS UP AT THE END OF THE VIDEO SHE WILL TELL YOU HOW TO DRESS UP AND WATCH THERE PAGENT SHOW TOO THEY HAVE NICE CLOTHES
Pseudo Television
Also Buzzfeed message me viliamis last name just so I know I ain't related to him bc 👀
Pseudo Television
Lol I'm full Tongan, and I constantly get asked if I'm black/asian, INDONESIAN(idk what they were thinking), Samoan, Hawaiian. I've been waiting for a buzzfeed videos about polys and now I'm actually really glad. I don't like buzzfeed and some of the ideas they represent, but this was beautiful, the way they proceeded with the video was good, because no matter where in the mainlands you are we could all relate to most of the stuff said in the video. Didn't even know Guam was in the Islands(I'm sorry). Malie Tonga, and other islands too :)
Danni Hjøllund Karjaälainen
Mixed Fijian and Aboriginal from Kuku Yalanji tribe💖💖Proud to be a blackfulla Pacifier Islander😘My boyfriend is Indigenous too. Culture is the most important thing in my life 🙏
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Kefe
the808 _life
Can relate .. I'm from Hawaii and I am Samoan.. Everytime I tell people I'm Samoan and I lived in Hawaii. Although I am not a Hawaiian I lived and grew up with the Hawaiian culture. It is true that the Hawaiian culture is fading. Honestly hawaii does not look the way it did when my grandpa and grandma were around. Anyway I can relate to what there saying. People think they know straight up who u are. Also that don't desrespect the culture. Locals who live in Hawaii don't see it as a paradise or a getaway we see it as a home. So don't disrespect Land or even culture.
Michigan Love
why do one of the guys look like an African-American?
Maria Gee
MICRONESIA MELANESIA POLYNESIA please stop fight each other my brothers & sisters let us UNITE 💙
Ruben Carrillo aka Kuno Maliku SWE MMA trainer
ofa atu to all my poly family out there
Ruben Carrillo aka Kuno Maliku SWE MMA trainer
yup it's hard to be Tongan it took me many years to get a devision too take me up for pro mma because I'm Tongan
Patrina Pitman
yea no full blood maoris, and running out of other full blood polys
Klein Riesig
You can all quit bitching about being some kind of genuine Pacific islander just to separate yourself from the rest of the world. Your ancestors got raped, my ancestors got raped. Everybody is mixed and nobody can be racist at this point. It's all good in da hood. (◕‿◕✿)
Speed of Light
Malo e lelei! Ofa atu 🇹🇴🇹🇴🇹🇴🇹🇴🇹🇴🇹🇴
Julian Tejeda
Being mexican & marshallese is quite tough. Whenever someone asks what I am I just tell em that I am pacific islander. But I still get questioned..
any micronesians here in california?
ejalok rimajol je loh woror ha
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islanders were raised by earning respect to have respect and if you don't have respect then there will be a fight its just how do it
timmy D
thats one haole looking chamorro
Carletta Williams
well..I learned a lil something of me. And I don't hula dance yet😄
Princess Ira
We need more Pacific Islander youtubers
Puaaeloa Netzler
I feel so much joy right now!!😂 For one thing that people always think just because I'm brown and have a uke does not mean freakin Hawaiian. I'm Samoan dammit!
Luseane Ta'ai
I can relate to all of these responses from non-pacific islander people.
Obey eMiLe
White people fucked up the world
Ty Fan
any other Samoan mixed? ✋🏽✋🏽
Bishi Ice
Papua New Guinea ❤
Jung Kooking Bacon
I know a Fijian guy (friend of my parents), and he's a really nice guy. I've only ever met him once (as he lives in a different state to us), but he was really easy to talk to.

On a side note, while checking to see if Fiji was indeed a Pacific island, I saw something that said Australia was one too. Does this mean I'm a Pacific islander? I don't think so, but I'd rather the opinions of the people who are more educated than I. (Here is where I got the idea of Australia being a Pacific island: http://www.smh.com.au/world/australia-is-a-pacific-island--it-has-a-responsibility-20140921-10jwdw.html)

EDIT: Now that I've thought about it, if we were Pacific islanders, would it only be the Aboriginal people?
kodi hansen
I'm half Tongan and I'm proud of it!!!!
Faith Perez
Where's all of my Filipino's??? Many people don't think Pacific Islander's are discriminated against, but we are! Be proud!
Rasta Nerd32
We're known as "others" in the world race.
Least spoken race of ALL TIME.
nemosangel
It must be so hard to live and breathe in the culture that is responsible of your people's demise 😟
Larissa Reyes
To me the Pacific Islander culture is very beautiful. It's really unique you won't find it some where else. I haven't had the pleasure of meeting a Pacific Islander myself, but i wish i could learn more about the culture hands instead of just the stuff i've read about online and in books.
Nesiannn Blue
Where are my Melanesians at? I'm just disappointed that Buzzfeed couldn't include us Melanesians into this video. We make up more than 50% of the population in the Pacific yet there is hardly any representation of us anywhere.
Anabelle Carrillo
Why do people have to be so rude and nosy
Gin n
Theres not only a place called Guam for Chamorros but there are places like Saipan , Tinian , and Rota , home to other Chamorros too. Saipan , Tinian , and Rota are the Marianas Islands together.
clawmagic26
Yeah yeah privilege privilege racist blah blah blah didn't even have to watch the video. Think of something new, idiots.
Karlyn20
MAKE MORE OF POLYNESIAN VIDEOS PLEASE.
Taimane Ulutu
Ufa
L.O.V.A empire
any samoan kiwis round dis comment section???
Brooklyn Toleafoa
More polynesian videos please buzzfeed
дупа Нога
The Hawaiins had a revolution dumass it wasnt just us buisness interests
Jason Sanchez
I'm half islander half Asian #saipan670!!!🇲🇵🇲🇵🇲🇵
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