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Nukuoro -  Lost in Paradise
Nukuoro - Lost in Paradise
Published: 2016/08/11
Channel: FunDudes
Nukuoro Tradegy Remembered
Nukuoro Tradegy Remembered
Published: 2012/05/07
Channel: McJake07
Nukuoro
Nukuoro
Published: 2014/04/13
Channel: Markanthony Ludrick
Johnny Rudolph tells a Nukuoro creation story in English
Johnny Rudolph tells a Nukuoro creation story in English
Published: 2015/07/29
Channel: EnduringVoices
Tale of a Woman Named Medimedi and her Daughter, Nukuoro
Tale of a Woman Named Medimedi and her Daughter, Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Tale of Two Unproductive boys, Nukuoro
Tale of Two Unproductive boys, Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Nukuoro
Nukuoro
Published: 2008/11/23
Channel: j benjamin
Nukuoro mahamaha
Nukuoro mahamaha
Published: 2013/01/20
Channel: sablebom78
Tale of a Demon Who Ate Children at Night, Nukuoro
Tale of a Demon Who Ate Children at Night, Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Nukuoro
Nukuoro
Published: 2016/08/16
Channel: WikiWikiup
3ONE5 2016 Section 2 Girls
3ONE5 2016 Section 2 Girls
Published: 2016/05/03
Channel: tRiS jORge
Johnny Rudolph tells a Nukuoro creation story in Nukuoro
Johnny Rudolph tells a Nukuoro creation story in Nukuoro
Published: 2015/11/18
Channel: EnduringVoices
Tale of a Demon named Duu De Baaba, Nukuoro
Tale of a Demon named Duu De Baaba, Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Tale of a Demon named Oloupuduna, Nukuoro
Tale of a Demon named Oloupuduna, Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Nukuoro
Nukuoro
Published: 2010/01/19
Channel: j benjamin
Chant of the Islets of Nukuoro
Chant of the Islets of Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Nukuoro Atoll
Nukuoro Atoll
Published: 2011/01/05
Channel: TheJohnny71
local islanders
local islanders
Published: 2012/03/30
Channel: sablebom78
Tale of of a Woman and Her Demon Daughter, Nukuoro
Tale of of a Woman and Her Demon Daughter, Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Account of Nukuoro Men Who Are Said to Have Worked at the Golden Gate Bridge
Account of Nukuoro Men Who Are Said to Have Worked at the Golden Gate Bridge's Construction
Published: 2017/04/29
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Nukuoro #1.wmv
Nukuoro #1.wmv
Published: 2015/12/19
Channel: Cora Seman
nukuoro
nukuoro
Published: 2007/10/09
Channel: DJnukukid
Account of an Early Encounter with Foreigners, Nukuoro
Account of an Early Encounter with Foreigners, Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Account of Events after World War II, Nukuoro
Account of Events after World War II, Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Account of a Foreign Trader John and his Marshallese wife Livado, Nukuoro
Account of a Foreign Trader John and his Marshallese wife Livado, Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Account of Aisak and Soan during the Early Historic Period, Nukuoro
Account of Aisak and Soan during the Early Historic Period, Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Marae nukuoro dancers
Marae nukuoro dancers
Published: 2015/05/23
Channel: Marcy Paulus
Nukuoro flower wreath making
Nukuoro flower wreath making
Published: 2015/06/25
Channel: EnduringVoices
Nukuoro 00
Nukuoro 00
Published: 2007/07/25
Channel: EvaNilsen
Tagodo de maha2 o Nukuoro
Tagodo de maha2 o Nukuoro
Published: 2011/07/06
Channel: tahialoha
JAKE I2
JAKE I2
Published: 2012/07/20
Channel: sablebom78
Kapingamarangi Taro Celebration Day, March 16, 2015
Kapingamarangi Taro Celebration Day, March 16, 2015
Published: 2015/06/18
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Nukuoro Tablecloth Magic
Nukuoro Tablecloth Magic
Published: 2015/06/27
Channel: Jay Heatz
Lullaby, Nukuoro
Lullaby, Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Account of an Ancient Custom named "Hokaholau", Nukuoro
Account of an Ancient Custom named "Hokaholau", Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/29
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Tale of a Disobedient Girl and Her Parents, Nukuoro
Tale of a Disobedient Girl and Her Parents, Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
kasasa fishing trip//heimo otoko nukuoro atoll
kasasa fishing trip//heimo otoko nukuoro atoll
Published: 2012/05/28
Channel: otoko san
huli de hunu ode kolee/// nukuoro atoll
huli de hunu ode kolee/// nukuoro atoll
Published: 2012/05/28
Channel: otoko san
Nukuoro On Guam
Nukuoro On Guam
Published: 2011/07/31
Channel: 0069lynn
NUKUORO
NUKUORO'S On GUAM
Published: 2011/07/31
Channel: 0069lynn
nukuoro on guam
nukuoro on guam
Published: 2011/07/31
Channel: 0069lynn
Account of Lua during the Late Nineteenth Century, Nukuoro
Account of Lua during the Late Nineteenth Century, Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Nukuoro    Sculptures from Micronesia by Christian Kaufmann and Oliver Wick
Nukuoro Sculptures from Micronesia by Christian Kaufmann and Oliver Wick
Published: 2016/10/16
Channel: Manning Aaliyah
Account of the Fight between Duhunga and Boas during the Late Nineteenth Century, Nukuoro
Account of the Fight between Duhunga and Boas during the Late Nineteenth Century, Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/26
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Nukuoro Maiovave
Nukuoro Maiovave
Published: 2015/07/27
Channel: Jay Heatz
Nukuoroan Song by Mad....E Madalama E!
Nukuoroan Song by Mad....E Madalama E!
Published: 2011/03/22
Channel: Ngalis101
Nukuoro Channel
Nukuoro Channel
Published: 2012/05/07
Channel: McJake07
Nukuoro Channel
Nukuoro Channel
Published: 2012/05/07
Channel: McJake07
Account of Ancient Customs of the Death, Nukuoro
Account of Ancient Customs of the Death, Nukuoro
Published: 2017/04/29
Channel: NGO Pasifika Renaissance パシフィカ・ルネサンス
Roxy Sandalen - Nukuoro brown - Women
Roxy Sandalen - Nukuoro brown - Women
Published: 2015/04/03
Channel: RAG nice stuff
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Nukuoro
Nukuoro ISS013-E-28610.jpg
Nukuoro from space. Courtesy NASA
Nukuoro map.png
Map of Nukuoro (without western rim)
Geography
Total islands 40
Area 40 km2 (15 sq mi)
Length 6 km (3.7 mi)
Administration
Federated States of Micronesia
State Pohnpei
Demographics
Population 372 (2007)
Languages Nukuoro
Nukuoro is located in Pacific Ocean
Nukuoro
Nukuoro
Location of Nukuoro Atoll in the Pacific Ocean

Nukuoro is an atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia.

It is a municipality of the state of Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia. Except for Kapingamarangi, it is the southernmost atoll of the country. They both are Polynesian outliers. As of 2007, Nukuoro had a population of 372, though several hundred Nukuorans live on Pohnpei. The total area, including the lagoon, is 40 km2 (15 sq mi), with a land area of 1.7 km2 (0.66 sq mi), which is divided among more than 40 islets that lie on the northern, eastern, and southern sides of the lagoon. By far, the largest islet is Nukuoro islet, which is the center of population and the capital of the municipality.

The lagoon is 6 km (3.7 mi) in diameter. Fishing, animal husbandry, and agriculture (taro and copra) are the main occupations. A recent project to farm black pearl oysters has been successful at generating additional income for the island's people.[1][2]

Nukuoro is remote. It has no airstrip, and a passenger boat calls irregularly only once every few months. The island has no tourism except for the occasional visit by passing sailing yachts. There is a 4-room schoolhouse but children over the age of 14 must travel to Pohnpei to attend high school.

Population[edit]

The inhabitants speak Nukuoro, which is a Polynesian language related to Kapingamarangi, Rennellese and Pileni languages. Nukuoro and Kapingamarangi constitute parts of the "Polynesian outlier" cultures, lying well outside the Polynesian Triangle.

Locals tell that the first people who came to settle on Nukuoro in the 18th century were a man and crew of six from Tokelau in the South Pacific.[3]

History[edit]

The first sighting recorded by Europeans was by Spanish naval officer Juan Bautista Monteverde on 18 February 1806 commanding the frigate San Rafael of the Royal Company of the Philippines. They have therefore appeared in the maps as the Monteverde Islands for a long time.[4][5][6]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Round pearl seedings in Nukuoro, FSM" (PDF). SPC Pearl Oyster Information Bulletin. Secretariat of the Pacific Community (9). September 1996. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  2. ^ Limtiaco, Steve (19 June 2006). "Atoll harvests black pearls". Pacific Daily News. Archived from the original on 19 June 2006. Retrieved 25 November 2014. 
  3. ^ Matagi Tokelau, History and Traditions of Tokelau, USP Suva pp. 82-83
  4. ^ Brand, Donald D. "The Pacific Basin: A History of its Geographical Explorations" The American Geographical Society, New York, 1967, p. 141.
  5. ^ Sharp, Andrew The discovery of the Pacific Islands Oxford, 1960, p. 189.
  6. ^ Nukuoro cited as Monteverde Islands

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 3°50′54″N 154°56′27″E / 3.84833°N 154.94083°E / 3.84833; 154.94083

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