An Account of the Polynesian Race: Its Origins and Migrations, and the Ancient History of the Hawaiian People to the Times of Kamehameha I. (Google eBook)

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Trubner & Company, 1880 - Polynesian languages
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I like this book but it is to long and not write for children.
You should make it a children's book.

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