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Micronesia Travel and Tourism

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Micronesia , from the Greek mikros and nesos , is a subregion of Oceania, comprising hundreds of small islands in the Pacific Ocean. The Philippines lie to the northwest, Indonesia, Papua New Guinea and Melanesia to the west and south, and Polynesia to the east.

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Culture of Micronesia - Palikir
Culture of Micronesia The people of the FSM are culturally and linguistically Micronesian, with a small number of Polynesians living primarily on Nukuoro and Kapingamarangi atolls of Pohnpei State. The influence of European and Japanese contacts is also seen. It can be said that each of the four States exhibits its own distinct culture and tradition, but there are also common cultural and economic bonds that are centuries old. For example, cultural similarities are evidenced in the importance of the traditional extended family and clan systems found on each island. Although united as a country, the people are actually a heterogeneous mixture with different customs and traditions bound together by recent history and common aspirations. Th...

People of Micronesia - Palikir
People of Micronesia The people of the FSM are classified as Micronesians, although some inhabitants of Pohnpei State are of Polynesian origin. They are actually a heterogeneous mixture with different customs and traditions bound together by recent history and common aspiration. The cultural diversity is typified by the existence of eight major indigenous languages, although English remains the official language of commerce. The cultural similarities are indicated by the importance of traditional extended family and clan systems found on each island. Each of the State has developed unique cultural characteristics which are important to the potential outsiders especially those interested in visiting or investing in the islands. In Kosrae...

Flora and Fauna of Micronesia - Palikir
Flora and Fauna of Micronesia The FSM offers a diverse range of natural ecosystems, from mangrove swamps to lush tropical rainforest and pristine coral reefs. A once-in-a-lifetime experience awaits naturalists, of both the professional and amateur variety. The islands are blessed with many indigenous and introduced bird species. The lucky visitor may even spot the occasional rare deer, monitor lizard or fruit bat in the more rural areas. The surrounding coral reefs abound with tropical fish of every description and colors, as well as marine turtles and manta rays. The surrounding oceans are home to several large species of game fish such as marlin, mahi-mahi, tuna, barracuda, sailfish and assorted bottom fish. A profusion of tropical shrubs, fl...