See also Kapingamarangi , Nomoi , Truk


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Petersen, Glenn (1982). One Man Cannot Rule a Thousand: Fission in a Pohnpeian Chiefdom. Studies in Pacific Anthropology. Ann Arbor: University of Michigan Press.

Riesenberg, Saul H. (1968). The Native Polity of Ponape. Smithsonian Contributions to Anthropology, vol. 10. Washington, D.C.: Smithsonian Institution.


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ummm yeah im Pohnpeian and i was looking for the legends and stories of the family guardians but i couldnt find it and my dads families guardian is the shark and sting ray and my moms is the water eel and i was just looking to see if i can find out stories of my family but i didn't.
but good website though.
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i want to know about the Pohnpeian culture. im a local Pohnpeian. its my project in class so i need your help...
Barnabas Ferdinant
I have this project on microeconomics and I would like to ask about how agriculture infrastructure and its contribution to economy growth on Pohnpei.
I grew up on Pohnpei and was accepted into local families - having lived there and the love I received there is not comparable to anywhere else in the world. Not only is the island beautiful, but the people are pure and beautiful - inside and out.

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