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 (pōn′pā′) also Po·na·pe (pō′nə-pā′)
An island of the Federated States of Micronesia in the eastern Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. The capital Palikir is located here. It also constitutes a state with two dozen smaller atolls.


(ˈpoʊn peɪ)
an island in the W Pacific, in the Caroline group: part of the Federated States of Micronesia. 129 sq. mi. (334 sq. km). Formerly, Ponape.
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inophyllurn in Pohnpei Island (Federated States of Micronesia) by Beardsley (1975).
All four missions and Micronesia's national government are on Pohnpei Island, about 1,000 miles southeast of Guam.
Meanwhile, Typhoon Francisco, the 18th typhoon of the season, formed Thursday about 1,000 km north of Pohnpei Island in Micronesia, the agency said.