Micronesians


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Mi`cro`ne´sians


n. pl.1.(Ethnol.) A dark race inhabiting the Micronesian Islands. They are supposed to be a mixed race, derived from Polynesians and Papuans.
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As with other Compact nations, Micronesians are permitted to live and work indefinitely without visas in the United States as nonimmigrants.
As plantations spread north along the coast, South Pacific islanders--mainly Melanesians from Vanuatu and the Solomon Islands, as well as smaller numbers of Polynesians and Micronesians from Samoa, Kiribati and Tuvalu--were recruited (or coerced) into leaving their homes for a new life of hard, laborious work.
Members of our community consider all Micronesians brothers and sisters, and we are happy to share this unique tradition in bridging the distance," said Brig.
The second part documents the health problems associated with smoking and presents three regional case studies: New Zealand Maori, US Associated Micronesians, and Native Hawaiians.
The Micronesians eat it raw, sashimi-style with salt.
Other Pacific Islanders, predominantly Micronesians from Chuuk (11,230), Palau (2,563), and Pohnpei (2,248), collectively constitute a larger number than Whites; while other Asians--predominantly Koreans (3,437), Chinese (2,368), and Japanese (2,368)--are just slightly smaller in number.
Research found the biggest brains belonged to Scandinavians with the smallest being Micronesians in the western Pacific ocean.
Measurements of the brain cavities showed that Scandinavians had the biggest brains and Micronesians the smallest.
The US National Hansen's Disease Program (NHDP) has noted an increasing number of cases among US-resident Marshall Islanders and Micronesians, including several persons with advanced disease.
Local Micronesians reportedly facilitate trafficking by transporting girls to the boats for the purpose of prostitution.
Inevitably, though, such specialists also will find that Couper devotes too little coverage to some important topics, such as the profound impacts of nineteenth-century American whalers on Polynesians and Micronesians.
Ancestors of the Micronesians settled the Caroline Islands over 4,000 years ago.