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Abstract

Almost lost in Polynesia's vast expanses are two very small but special islands whose inhabitants, at least in historical times, from birth have spoken either only English or a hybrid English-Polynesian idiom. Renowned is, of course, Pitcairn Island, whose remnant population to a large degree can still claim descent from the infamous eighteenth-century mutineers of HMS Bounty and their Tahitian companions. Nearly unknown to the world, on the other hand, is the fascinating story of Palmerston Island in the Cook archipelago.

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