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Getting started with Micronesia research

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This portal is for the Federated States of Micronesia Micronesia, Federated States of, flag.png (FSM) which includes four main island groups:[1]
  • Pohnpei (Ponape)
  • Chuuk (Truk) Islands
  • Yap Islands
  • Kosrae (Kosaie)

The Federated States of Micronesia are situated about three-fourths of the way from Hawaii to Indonesia.

The term Micronesia also can refer to a wider area of the Pacific which includes seven other separate island nations beyond the Federated States of Micronesia.[2] For this wider area see Category:Micronesia, or for a map comparing the areas of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia click here.

Sources

  1. "Federated States of Micronesia," Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Federated_States_of_Micronesia: accessed 18 August 2008), and Central Intelligence Agency, "Micronesia, Federated States of," World Factbook (https://www.cia.gov/library/publications/the-world-factbook/geos/fm.html: accessed 18 August 2008).
  2. "Micronesia," Wikipedia (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Micronesia: accessed 18 August 2008).

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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.

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The Micronesian island area consists of eight nations or territories:
1. Micronesia (formerly Caroline Islands)
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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