Kapingamarangi

ETHNONYMS: Kapinga, Kiriniti

Settlements

On the atoll, residence compounds, all of which have names and well-defined boundaries, are located on the three central islets. In addition to the atoll community and Porakied, Kapinga people have maintained a small settlement on Oroluk Atoll since 1954 for copra production and pig and turtle husbandry.

See also Marshall Islands , Nomoi , Pohnpei , Woleai

Bibliography

Buck, Peter (1950). Material Culture of Kapingamarangi. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin no. 200. Honolulu.

Emory, Kenneth (1965). Kapingamarangi: Social and Religious Life of a Polynesian Atoll. Bernice P. Bishop Museum Bulletin no. 228. Honolulu.

Lieber, Michael D. (1974). "Land Tenure on Kapingamarangi." In Land Tenure in Oceania, edited by Henry P. Lundsgaarde, 70-99. Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii.

Lieber, Michael D. (1977). "Change in Two Kapingamarangi Communities." In Exiles and Migrants in Oceania, edited by Michael D. Lieber. Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii.

Lieber, Michael D., and Kalio H. Dikepa (1974). Kapingamarangi Lexicon. Honolulu: University Press of Hawaii.

MICHAEL D. LIEBER

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Sep 5, 2010 @ 4:16 pm
Hi my name is Gilala Dunning! I live in North West of Washington State! I haven't been in Kapingamarangi sinced 1967! Wish some day I will be able to
visit my beautiful Iasland Kapingamarangi.
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May 18, 2011 @ 6:18 pm
HI my name is Folling Heinrich, im from kapingamarangi and currently live on Guam and I have lived on guam for four years. I hope to graduate and visit my beautiful island.
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Jun 29, 2011 @ 1:01 am
hi! as we all known my name is merma yamaguchi but you can call me maychi bahychi. Im from Kapingamarangi but living on Pohnpei. I hope one day i will able to visit this island
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Sep 24, 2011 @ 6:06 am
I'm PROUD TO SAY THAT I am from KAPINGAMARANGI ATOLL
I was born on this beautiful tropical island.
Now currently residing in Guam for 14 Years
& I look forward in seeing my beautiful home again .

Thank You For Sharing The Amazing Facts & Information of Our Beautiful Island Home. :)
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Nov 4, 2011 @ 1:13 pm
I was assigned to the civic action team in pohnpei in 1989. I met many good people in the kapingi village I remember Linson head. This was a great Part of my life. I would love to return someday.
F.Heinemann
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Dec 4, 2011 @ 11:11 am
1975 I visited this Atoll onboard the USS Bolster ARS-38. At that time there were some peace corp volunteers that had not been heard from for awhile cause of an electricity issue. We went there and helped. Also showed them american movies on the beach. the people were very excited and at that time could not comprehend the size of the world. They thought these people in the movies were are frineds
vince
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Mar 23, 2012 @ 11:11 am
I grew up there and left in 1997, I think its time to go back after all these years
michael chamberlain
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Jul 27, 2012 @ 4:16 pm
My wife, Sarah, and I were Peace Corps volunteers on Kapingamarangin for two years: 1967-1969. It was a wonderful experience. Kind and gracious people, a great leader in Apinel Mateak. If we can return the kindnesses that were shown to us, please let us know.

Kimua hiti hiti ki ni tanagata kerenit...

Michael & Sarah
RAY
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Oct 8, 2012 @ 9:21 pm
Oh man! I missed that beautiful island. My home island where I grew up. I missed all the excitements and the freeze of the fresh air, etc.. I'm looking forward to visit the island of Kapingamarangi again. Now I'm living in Louisiana State.. Thanks.. rhaduet@att.net.
Mai hik
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Dec 6, 2012 @ 8:20 pm
Hi,everyone no disrepect.who ever this guy is ,that saying that he is from kapinga residing in louisiana,could you please contact me i'm from kapinga too,i'm currently stationing in mississippi Gulfport.here is my email.(saltwaterboy85@gmail.com)I hope to hear from you ASAP, thanks
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May 23, 2013 @ 8:08 am
Hi, I'm So. I'm a Japanese graduate student. I'm looking for Kapingamarangi language speakers. If you know them, please let me know!
Santiago
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Feb 26, 2014 @ 6:18 pm
iNCREDIBLE THAT THIS A SPANISH ISLAND, ONE OF THE 4 LAST OF THE OLD SPANISH EMPIRE IN THE PACIFIC OCEAN AFTER LOOSING FILIPINES AND GUAM IN 1898.

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