Definition of Pasifika in English:

Pasifika

plural noun

(also Pasefika)
  • People of Polynesian, Melanesian, or Micronesian descent collectively, especially as distinguished from Maori people in New Zealand.

    • ‘about two thirds of the country's Pasifika are New Zealand born’

Pronunciation

Pasifika

/pəˈsifikə/ /pəˈsɪfɪkə/

adjective

(also Pasefika)
  • Denoting or relating to the indigenous peoples of Polynesia, Melanesia, or Micronesia.

    ‘the Pasifika community here is fantastically strong and powerful’
    • ‘Pasifika values of love, respect and leadership’

Pronunciation

Pasifika

/pəˈsifikə/ /pəˈsɪfɪkə/

Origin

1970s from an Oceanic language; ultimately from pacific.