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.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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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.
"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.
Pacific Islanders include Polynesians (e.g., Hawaiians, Samoans, and Tongans), Micronesians (e.g., Chamorros), and Melanesians (e.g., Fijians).
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.
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. By reading both Sailors and Traders as well as Paul D'Arcy's People of the Sea [2006], historians will gain understandings of little-known peoples, places, and processes.
Ancestors of the Micronesians settled the Caroline Islands over 4,000 years ago.
The linguistic and physical similarities both within Polynesia and between Polynesians, Micronesians and Indonesians were noted by early explorers, leading to discussions of "Mongoloid" origins and even classification of Polynesians as "Malays" by Blumenbach in his Natural Varieties of Mankind (Blumenbach 1969 [1795]; see also Dixon 1923; Sullivan 1921; Wallace 1867).