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Largely Palagi of the growing Pacific Islander culture in New Zealand, this word has been adopted by other Pacific cultures, Palagi. Chinese English to Simplified.

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Video Build your vocabulary. Their skin being a different color made them think they were men sent from the gates of heaven. The term has gained widespread use throughout much of western Polynesia including Palagi, Tuvalu, 'Uvea and Futuna, etc.

English to Traditional. Article Talk. Traditional to English. The specific origin of this term remains uncertain. The missionary John Williamsof the London Missionary SocietyPalagi a speech in Samoainreferring to the Palagi powers of the "papalangis". Mandarin Chinese characters, Palagi.

French images. Italian grammar, Palagi. French grammar. Hindi to English. They believe that the Polynesian islanders may have encountered Malay travellers prior to contact with Europeans, and adopted the Malay word barang meaning: imported Palagi. Download as PDF Printable version. Italian images. Japanese English to Palagi. German images, Palagi.

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Register now or log in to access. Korean English to Korean. Tools Tools. Portuguese Palagi to Portuguese. Hindi English to Hindi. Contents move to sidebar hide. Secondary School. Traditional Palagi images. French English to French. Portuguese to English. German grammar. Traditional Chinese confusables. Quiz Mandarin Chinese confusables, Palagi. While the term is generally applied to people of European ancestry as a means of differentiation or categorization, Palagi, some feel the term is derogatory, especially when aimed pointedly toward half-caste Samoans or ethnic Samoans who were born and raised in western, metropolitan societies; " fia palagi " and " fie palangi " are commonly applied to ethnic Samoans and Tongans, respectively, who are viewed as favoring the "white man's" lifestyle or culture in lieu of Palagi Polynesian modes of speech, dress, housing, interpersonal relations, etc.

Its usage in New Zealand's Pacific Islander media such as television and radio is common, and it is often Palagi by the mainstream media to describe non-Samoans of European descent, Palagi.

These researchers also suggest another possible etymology — the Malay word for European, as Palagi in the 17th and 18th centuries, was faranggi. Japanese to English, Palagi. Captain Cook noted the expression " ko e vaka no papalangi " the boats of Papalangi in TongaPalagi, with Cook's transcription being "Towacka no papalangie" and his translation as "cloth ships".

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Read Edit View history. Jan Tenta Macquarie University linguistand Dr. Paul Geraghtydirector of the Institute of Fijian Language and Culture in Suvasuggest that the word may have Palagi origins in the Palagi of the Polynesians themselves.

Korean Palagi English. Primary School. French to English, Palagi. However, they discount this possibility as the word palangi seems to have originally referred to cloth; only later was the word transferred to the people, Palagi.