The Tahitian Culture. By: Justin Cheng. Origins. Tahiti is estimated to have been settled between AD 300 and 800 by Polynesians These Tahitian settlers are believed to have sailed from Fiji, Samoa, or Tonga. Tahiti is the biggest island in French Polynesia. A Closer Look.
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By: Justin Cheng
The indigenous Tahitians are of Polynesian ancestry comprising 70% of the population alongside Europeans, East Asians, and many mixed families.
Ultimately, the Tahitian population today is a huge melting pot of many different races and ethnicities.
The only pieces of Tahitian Culture that has passed into the states is the dance, music, and art.
In my opinion, because of the modernization of Tahitian dance and music in the states, many groups in the States are not keeping the culture. Even in Tahiti, some groups are falling out of tradition and falling in to the modern Tahitian dance hype. So yes, modernization is destroying the tradition, and only few groups are still around to keep the tradition how it should be.