ETHNONYM: Aramasen Chuuk


Truk was divided into small districts, each consisting of a small island or a wedge-shaped segment of a larger one. Not clustered into villages, households were scattered on rising land back from the shore. With population growth many of the once looser neighborhoods have become more densely settled villages. Landholdings were scattered.

See also Nomoi , Pohnpei , Ulithi , Woleai , Yap


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