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States of the Federated States of Micronesia

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Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 27. Chapters: Chuuk, Kosrae, Pohnpei, Yap, Palikir, Nan Madol, Fyodor Litke, Truk Lagoon, The Moon Pool, Habele, Namonuito Atoll, Pohnpei Starling, Rai stones, David M. Schneider, Saudeleur, Bully Hayes, Pohnpei International Airport, Pohnpei Lorikeet, Xavier High School, Micronesia, Chuuk International Airport, Governor of Kosrae, ISO 3166-2:FM, Oroluk Atoll, Kosrae International Airport, David O'Keefe, Pohnpei Fantail, Pohnpeian language, Ulithian language, Long-billed White-eye, Governor of Chuuk State, Yap International Airport, Minto Reef, Kosraean language, Dinay, Colonia, Yap, Governor of Yap, Pingelapese language, Nukuoro language, Pohnpei Flycatcher, Yap Soccer Association, Governor of Pohnpei, Weno, Tofol, Rull, Mount Teroken, Utwa Ma, Micronesian Empire, Mount Finkol, Finkol River. Excerpt: Yap, also known as Wa'ab by locals, is an island in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. It is a state of the Federated States of Micronesia. Yap's indigenous cultures and traditions are still strong compared to other neighboring islands. The "island" of Yap actually consists of four continental islands (hence the alternative name of the Yap Islands). The four are very close together and joined within a common coral reef and entirely formed from an uplift of the Philippine Sea Plate. The land is mostly rolling hills densely covered with vegetation. Mangrove swamps line much of the shore. An outer barrier reef surrounds the islands, enclosing a lagoon between the fringing barrier reef. Colonia is the capital of the State of Yap. It administers both Yap proper and 14 atolls reaching to the east and south for some 800 km (500 mi), namely Eauripik, Elato, Fais, Faraulep, Gaferut, Ifalik, Lamotrek, Ngulu, Olimarao, Piagailoe (West Fayu), Pikelot, Sorol, Ulithi, and Woleai Atolls, as well as the island of Satawal (municipalities in bold). 2003 population was 6,300 in both Colonia and ten other municipalities. The state has a total land area of 102 km² (38.7 sq mi). A large (approximately 8 feet in height) example of Yapese stone money (Rai) in the village of GachparYap is notable for its stone money, known as Rai: large doughnut-shaped, carved disks of (usually) calcite, up to 4 m (12 ft) in diameter (most are much smaller). The smallest can be as little as 3.5 centimetres (1.4 in) in diameter. There are five major types of monies: Mmbul, Gaw, Fe' or Rai, Yar, and Reng, this last being only 0.3 m (1 ft) in diameter. Many of them were brought from other islands, as far as New Guinea, but most came in ancient times from Palau. Their value is based on both the stone's size and its history. Historically the Yapese valued the disks because the material looks like quartz, and these were the shiniest objects around. Eventually the stones became legal tender and wer

  • Vydavateľstvo: Books LLC, Reference Series
  • Rok vydania: 2011
  • Formát: Paperback
  • Rozmer: 246 x 189 mm
  • Jazyk: Anglický jazyk
  • ISBN: 9781156617830

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