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Pohn·pei

 (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.
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Pohn•pei

(ˈpoʊn peɪ)
n.
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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"Kapinga" stands for Kapingamarangi Atoll in Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia.
[1] Division of Bacterial Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC; [2] Global Immunization Division, Center for Global Health, CDC; [3] Division of Viral Diseases, National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, CDC; [4] Division of Global Migration and Quarantine, National Center for Emerging and Zoonotic Infectious, CDC; [5] Department of Health and Social Affairs, Government of the Federated States of Micronesia; [6] Division of Primary Health Care, Pohnpei State, Federated States of Micronesia; [7] Department of Health Services, Kosrae State, Federated States of Micronesia; [8] Department of Health Services, Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia.
IOM, in collaboration with the federal and Pohnpei state governments, opened a Migrant Resource Center in Kolonia, which created educational modules on human trafficking for those migrating to the United States.
The Pohnpei State Hospital was constructed in the 1970s by a Korean construction firm and had seen little maintenance, mostly due to the lack of funds.
(Jane Barnwell); Entity Reports from Republic of Palau, Pohnpei State FSM, and Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands; Hawaii Pacific Law Libraries Initiative Report (Keiko Okuhara and Ruth Horie); Report--104th AALL Annual Meeting and Conference; and Title Guidelines for Pacific Digital Library (Ruth Horie).
Of these patients, 14 (25%) originated in Chuuk State and 13 (24%) in Pohnpei State; for 28 (51%), the specific Federated State was not documented.
Readers who do not attend carefully to the geography of the Carolines may never grasp that together these atolls comprise half the autonomous islands of the Federated States of Micronesia's Pohnpei State, or that they share at least a century of intimate contact with much larger Pohnpei island, as well as a millennia or more of underlying linguistic and cultural influences (this latter generalization excludes Kapingamarangi, which had only sporadic, if any, interaction with Pohnpei until the late nineteenth century).
Pohnpei State Police received reports that FSM women and children were prostituted to crew members on Asian fishing vessels in Micronesia or in its territorial waters.
Sapwuahfik (formerly known as Ngatik, which is the atoll's principal islet) lies only 90 miles southwest of Pohnpei, largest of the Eastern Carolines and capital of both Pohnpei state and the FSM, but is quite isolated there (two Polynesian outliers, Nukuoro and Kapingamarangi, are located much further south and had few if any ties to either Sapwuahfik or Pohnpei before the colonial era; the other outlying atolls that do have historical connections to the larger island, Mwokiloa and Pingelap, lie to the east of Pohnpei).