Island hopping

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This article is about the movement of people and organisms from one island to another. For the military strategy in which forces only concentrate resources on strategically important islands, see Leapfrogging (strategy).
The migrations of Austronesian peoples and associated archaeological cultures involved a long chain of island hopping voyages across the Pacific Ocean

Island hopping is the crossing of an ocean by a series of shorter journeys between islands, as opposed to a single journey directly to the destination.

During World War II, the island hopping strategy was used by the United States to expedite the War in the Pacific Ocean.