Other significant groups include Yapese, Pohnpeian, Kosraean, Chuuk,and Palauan.
Massive layoffs by the Marshallese government in 2000 led to a second big wave of immigration.
Arkansas has the largest Mashallese population with over 6,000 residents.
Polynesian Americans are Americans of Polynesian descent.
Large subcategories of Polynesian Americans include Native Hawaiians and Samoan Americans.
In addition there are smaller communities of Tongan Americans (see Culture and diaspora of Tonga), French Polynesian Americans, and Māori Americans.