Pohnpei

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Pohnpei "upon (pohn) a stone altar (pei)" (formerly known as Ponape or Ascension) is an island of the Senyavin Islands which are part of the larger Caroline Islands group.wikipedia
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Senyavin Islands

Senyavin group of islands
Pohnpei "upon (pohn) a stone altar (pei)" (formerly known as Ponape or Ascension) is an island of the Senyavin Islands which are part of the larger Caroline Islands group.
They consist of a larger volcanic Pohnpei Island (about 334 km²) and two small atolls Ant and Pakin.

Pohnpei State

PohnpeiPonapestate of Pohnpei
It belongs to Pohnpei State, one of the four states in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
The state's principal island is Pohnpei.

Palikir

Major population centers on Pohnpei include Palikir, the FSM's capital, and Kolonia, the capital of Pohnpei State. Sokehs, northwest. Also includes Pakin Atoll and Palikir, the national capital
It is situated on the northwest side of Pohnpei island (population 33,000), a high volcanic island surrounded by a fringing coral reef.

Kolonia

Major population centers on Pohnpei include Palikir, the FSM's capital, and Kolonia, the capital of Pohnpei State. Nett (main island, north/center, formerly including state capital Kolonia on the north coast)
Kolonia Town is located in the north central section of Pohnpei Island.

Federated States of Micronesia

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It belongs to Pohnpei State, one of the four states in the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM).
The sovereign island nation's capital is Palikir, located on Pohnpei Island, while the largest city is Weno, located in the Chuuk Atoll.

Pohnpei starling

A fifth endemic, the Pohnpei starling, is thought to have recently gone extinct.
It is (or was) endemic to the island of Pohnpei (Federated States of Micronesia) in the Pacific Ocean.

Pohnpei lorikeet

Pohnpei is home to several dozen bird species including four endemic species, the Pohnpei lorikeet, the Pohnpei fantail, the Pohnpei flycatcher and the long-billed white-eye.
It is endemic to the island of Pohnpei and the nearby Ahnd Atoll in Micronesia.

Caroline Islands

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Pohnpei "upon (pohn) a stone altar (pei)" (formerly known as Ponape or Ascension) is an island of the Senyavin Islands which are part of the larger Caroline Islands group.
On Pohnpei, for example, pre-colonial history is divided into three eras: Mwehin Kawa or Mwehin Aramas (Period of Building, or Period of Peopling, before c. 1100); Mwehin Sau Deleur (Period of the Lord of Deleur, c. 1100 to c. 1628); and Mwehin Nahnmwarki (Period of the Nahnmwarki, c. 1628 to c. 1885).

Saudeleur Dynasty

Lord of Deleurtitle of legendary rulers
Pre-colonial history is divided into three eras: Mwehin Kawa or Mwehin Aramas (Period of Building, or Period of Peopling, before c. 1100); Mwehin Sau Deleur (Period of the Lord of Deleur, c. 1100 to c. 1628); and Mwehin Nahnmwarki (Period of the Nahnmwarki, c. 1628 to c. 1885).
The Saudeleur Dynasty (Pohnpeian: Mwehin Sau Deleur, "Period of the Lord of Deleur"; also spelled Chau-te-leur) was the first organized government uniting the people of Pohnpei island, ruling from around 1100 to around 1628.

Mount Nanlaud

The highest point of the island is Mount Nanlaud at 772 or 782 metres.
Mount Nanlaud is the highest point of the Federated States of Micronesia and of the Micronesian island of Pohnpei at 2566 ft as indicated on the definitive USGS 1:25,000 scale topographic survey.

Nan Madol

Nan Madol: Ceremonial Centre of Eastern MicronesiaNan Matolthe pyramid city
F.H. von Kittlitz, a member of the Litke expedition made a further descriptive account, including the offshore ruins of Nan Madol, and the two reports together provided the first real knowledge of Pohnpei.
Nan Madol is an archaeological site adjacent to the eastern shore of the island of Pohnpei, now part of the Madolenihmw district of Pohnpei state in the Federated States of Micronesia in the western Pacific Ocean.

Isokelekel

The Saudeleur Dynasty ended with the invasion of Isokelekel, another semi-mythical foreigner, who replaced the Saudeleur rule with the more decentralized nahnmwarki system in existence today.
Isokelekel (Pohnpeian: "shining noble," "wonderful king"), also called Idzikolkol, was a semi-mythical hero warrior from Kosrae who conquered the Saudeleur Dynasty of Pohnpei, an island in the modern Federated States of Micronesia, sometime between the early 16th century and early 17th century.

Pohnpei fantail

Pohnpei is home to several dozen bird species including four endemic species, the Pohnpei lorikeet, the Pohnpei fantail, the Pohnpei flycatcher and the long-billed white-eye.
The Pohnpei fantail (Rhipidura kubaryi) is a fantail which is endemic to the Pacific island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Long-billed white-eye

Pohnpei is home to several dozen bird species including four endemic species, the Pohnpei lorikeet, the Pohnpei fantail, the Pohnpei flycatcher and the long-billed white-eye.
It is endemic to the island of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Sokehs rebellion

war with the whites
With land holding, taxes came due and new owners, in lieu of payment, were obliged to work 15 days per year on public projects, such as wharf construction, road building, etc. One such work for taxes engagement sparked the Sokehs Rebellion.
Sokehs rebellion was an uprising of the Sokehs tribe against local German rule that started on Sokehs Island off the main island of Pohnpei in the Eastern Caroline Islands (presently the Federated States of Micronesia) in 1910/1911.

Kosrae

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It is home to the ka tree (Terminalia carolinensis) found only in Pohnpei and Kosrae.
During the Trust Territory (TTPI) period, Kosrae was initially administered as one of the municipalities of the Ponape (Pohnpei) District, but in 1977 became a separate district.

Louis Désiré Maigret

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The first missionary to arrive was Father Louis Désiré Maigret, a Roman Catholic priest.
The diocese sent him as a missionary to Pohnpei in Micronesia in December 1837 on the schooner Notre Dame de Paix.

Terminalia carolinensis

It is home to the ka tree (Terminalia carolinensis) found only in Pohnpei and Kosrae.
Terminalia carolinensis, commonly known as the ka tree or keima tree, is a tree that grows on the Micronesian islands of Kosrae and Pohnpei.

Tribal chief

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Pre-colonial history is divided into three eras: Mwehin Kawa or Mwehin Aramas (Period of Building, or Period of Peopling, before c. 1100); Mwehin Sau Deleur (Period of the Lord of Deleur, c. 1100 to c. 1628); and Mwehin Nahnmwarki (Period of the Nahnmwarki, c. 1628 to c. 1885). The Saudeleur Dynasty ended with the invasion of Isokelekel, another semi-mythical foreigner, who replaced the Saudeleur rule with the more decentralized nahnmwarki system in existence today.
Nahnmwarki (Pohnpei), Lepen Palikir

Pohnpeian language

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The Pohnpeian language (formerly called "Ponapean") and its dialects are the indigenous languages of Pohnpei.
Pohnpeian, is a Micronesian language spoken as the indigenous language of the island of Pohnpei in the Caroline Islands.

Madolenihmw

Madolenihmw
Madolenihmw, east
Madolenihmw is one of the administrative divisions of the Micronesian island of Pohnpei.

Sokehs

municipality
Sokehs, northwest. Also includes Pakin Atoll and Palikir, the national capital
Sokehs is a village and municipality on the main island in the state of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia.

Kitti (municipality)

KittiKitti Municipality
Kitti, southwest. Includes Ant Atoll
it is located in the southwest of Pohnpei island, to the south of Mount Nanlaud.

Ant Atoll

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Kitti, southwest. Includes Ant Atoll
Ant Atoll is a small atoll lying off the west coast of Pohnpei in the Federated States of Micronesia.

Nett

Nett (main island, north/center, formerly including state capital Kolonia on the north coast)
Nett is one of the six municipalities located in the main island of Pohnpei.