Featured Cultures

The three islands below will be featured competitors in the 2022 Fomuda World Championshp hosted by The Polynesian Cultural Center in Hawaii, USA.

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The indigenous culture is an active and living part of everyday life for the majority of the population. Fijian culture has evolved with the introduction of cultures including Indian, Chinese and European culture, and various cultures from the Pacific neighbors of Fiji; in particular the Tongan and Rotuman cultures.

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Hawaiian culture is an ancient blend of ethnic influences and unique tradition. Much more than spectacular sunsets, beautiful beaches and word class surfing, the Hawaiian culture influences everything from language and religion to fashion and cuisine.

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Tahitians inherited a rich and vibrant culture from their ancient ancestors. Polynesian artistry—which includes weaving, woodcarving, and tattooing - is grounded in the mythology of that heritage. Each sacred tradition tells a colorful story about life, love, and their enduring relationship with nature.