Oceanian Americans

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Oceanian Americans
Total population
1,338,219
0.4% of the total U.S. population (2010)
Regions with significant populations
California, Hawaii, New York, Oregon, Nevada, Utah, and Washington
Languages
American English, Carolinian, Chamorro, Fijian, Hawaiian, Marshallese, Samoan, Tongan, Polynesian languages, others
Religion
Predominantly Christianity
Related ethnic groups
Australians, New Zealanders, Pacific Islanders

Oceanian Americans or Oceanic Americans are Americans whose ancestors came from Oceania, a region which is compose of the Australian continent and the Pacific Islands.

There are basically two Oceanian American groups, that well represent the racial and cultural population of Oceania: Euro Oceanic Americans (Australian Americans and New Zealand Americans) and the indigenous peoples of Oceania in the United States or Pacific Islands Americans (Chamorro Americans, Samoan Americans, etc.) Most of the Euro-Oceanians are descended from the European settlers in Oceania; while Pacific Islanders are of indigenous Oceanic descent.[1]

Oceanic Americans in the United States Censuses, 2000 and 2010[edit]

Oceanic Americans in the 2000[2] - 2010 U.S. Census:[3]

Ancestry 2000 2000 % of Oceanic American population 2010 2010 % of Oceanic American population
Pacific Islands American 874,414 no data 1,225,195 90%
Flag of Australia.svg Australian American 78,544 no data 93,063 no data
Flag of New Zealand.svg New Zealand American 16,628 no data 19,961 no data
TOTAL 969,586 100.0% 1,338,219 100.0%

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