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=== Micronesia Region Background Information  ===
 
=== Micronesia Region Background Information  ===
  
The islands of Micronesia are distant, remote, and primitive. The huge area covers 5 time zones. Micronesian islanders don’t perceive themselves as being one group. For a further explanation of the difference between the region of the Pacific called Micronesia, and the nation of the Federated States of Micronesia, [[:Category:Micronesia|click here]]. [[Image:Guam map.png|border|right|400px]]  
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The islands of Micronesia are distant, remote, and primitive. The huge area covers 5 time zones. Micronesian islanders don’t perceive themselves as being one group. For a further explanation of the difference between the region of the Pacific called Micronesia, and the nation of the Federated States of Micronesia, [[:Category:Micronesia|click here]]. [[Image:Guam_map.png|thumb|center|750px]]  
  
 
The '''Micronesian island area''' consists of eight nations or territories:  
 
The '''Micronesian island area''' consists of eight nations or territories:  
  
:'''1. [[Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau#Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)|Federated States of Micronesia]] (formerly Caroline Islands)'''<br>  
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:'''1. [[Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau#Federated States of Micronesia (FSM)|Federated States of Micronesia]] (formerly Caroline Islands)[[Image:Yap stone money.jpg|thumb|right|280px|Stone money at the village of Gachpar on Yap.]]'''<br>
:'''2. [[Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau#Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands|Guam]]'''<br>  
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:'''2. [[Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau#Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands|Guam]]'''<br>
 
:'''3. [[Portal:Kiribati|Kiribati]]'''  
 
:'''3. [[Portal:Kiribati|Kiribati]]'''  
:'''4. [[Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau#Marshall Islands|Marshall Islands]]'''<br>  
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:'''4. [[Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau#Marshall Islands|Marshall Islands]]'''<br>
 
:'''5. [[Portal:Nauru|Nauru]]'''  
 
:'''5. [[Portal:Nauru|Nauru]]'''  
:'''6. [[Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau#Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands|Northern Mariana Islands]]'''<br>  
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:'''6. [[Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau#Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands|Northern Mariana Islands]]'''<br>
:'''7. [[Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau#Palau (Belau)|Palau]]'''<br>  
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:'''7. [[Federated States of Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau#Palau (Belau)|Palau]]'''<br>
 
:'''8. [[Wake Island|Wake Island]]''' (sparsely inhabited)
 
:'''8. [[Wake Island|Wake Island]]''' (sparsely inhabited)
  

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Pacific Island Guide  >  Micronesia

Micronesia Region Background Information

The islands of Micronesia are distant, remote, and primitive. The huge area covers 5 time zones. Micronesian islanders don’t perceive themselves as being one group. For a further explanation of the difference between the region of the Pacific called Micronesia, and the nation of the Federated States of Micronesia, click here
Guam map.png

The Micronesian island area consists of eight nations or territories:

1. Federated States of Micronesia (formerly Caroline Islands)
Stone money at the village of Gachpar on Yap.

2. Guam
3. Kiribati
4. Marshall Islands
5. Nauru
6. Northern Mariana Islands
7. Palau
8. Wake Island (sparsely inhabited)

These distinct island nations are divided into tribes and clans. The chief of each tribe and clan influences the lives of his group. Although their languages are written now, few people have written information about their ancestors.

The LDS Church has 3,222 members in the Micronesia mission: 897 in the North Mariana Islands, 3,625 in the Marshall Islands, 328 on Palau, and 1,519 on the island of Guam. Total: 9,591.

The records are in Spanish, German, English, or the native tongue, depending on the time period and the island or island group.

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