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Wake Island is a coral atoll in the North Pacific Ocean about two thirds of the way from Hawaii to Guam.


Wake is considered a part of the Micronesia island area of the Pacific. Some Marshallese consider Wake Island part of the Marshall Islands. It is also considered an unorganized, unincorporated territory of the United States. Access is restricted to U.S. Army and U.S. Air Force activities.

No Indigenous Genealogy

There was no permanent indigenous settlement on the atoll, although oral traditions suggest it was visited by Marshall Islanders.[1]


  1. "Wake Island" in Wikipedia: the Free Encyclopedia at (accessed 28 November 2008) citing Dwight Heine, and Jon A. Anderson, "Enen-kio: the Island of the Kio Flower" in Micronesian Reporter (4th Quarter 1971), 34-37.