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’
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’
1970s from an Oceanic language; ultimately from pacific.