List of islands in the Pacific Ocean

This is a list of islands in the Pacific Ocean, collectively called the Pacific Islands. Three major groups of islands in the Pacific Ocean are Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia. Depending on the context, Pacific Islands may refer to countries and islands with common Austronesian origins, islands once or currently colonized, or Oceania. The indigenous inhabitants of the Pacific Islands are referred to as Pacific Islanders. This list is organized by archipelago or political unit. In order to keep this list of moderate size, links are given to more complete lists for countries with large numbers of small or uninhabited islands.

Name ambiguity

The umbrella term Pacific Islands may take on several meanings. Sometimes it refers to only those islands covered by Oceania. In some common uses, the term "Pacific Islands" refers to the islands of the Pacific Ocean once colonized by the British, French, Spaniards, Portuguese, Dutch, United States and Japanese, such as the Pitcairn Islands, Taiwan, and Borneo.

List of the largest Pacific islands

Islands of the Pacific Ocean proper, with an area larger than 10,000 km2.

Pacific islands by region



Pacific islands of Canada are:
an islands:
Pacific islands of Colombia:
The Cook Islands:
Islands of Ecuador:
Islands of Fiji:
Islands of France in the Pacific:
Islands of Kiribati:
Islands of the Republic of the Marshall Islands
Islands of Mexico:
Islands of Federated States of Micronesia
, including:
Islands of Palau:
Main islands of Papua New Guinea
; Islands of Tuvalu
Pacific islands of United States of America
North Pacific Islands:
Eastern Pacific Islands: