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Escape from Winter -- January's Best Travel Bets (Baja, Caribbean, Micronesia) Still Looking Good  Surfline.com Surf News

Surfline's Forecasters teamed up to point you in the right direction to kick off the new year with a surf trip in January's Best Travel Bets. It's hard to look away from ...

Surfline.com Surf News
Escape from Winter -- January's Best Travel Bets (Hawaii, Caribbean, Micronesia) Still Looking Good  Surfline.com Surf News

Surfline's Forecasters teamed up to point you in the right direction to kick off the new year with a surf trip in January's Best Travel Bets. It's hard to get away from ...

Surfline.com Surf News
UOG liberal arts cohort brings Micronesian history to London - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan Tribune

Anne Perez Hattori, professor of history and Chamorro studies at UOG and president of the Pacific History Association, delivers the keynote address at the ...

Saipan Tribune
Businessman charged with bribing state workers to land $2.5M contract  Hawaii News Now

HONOLULU (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Hawaii businessman has been charged with bribing state employees and officials in the Federated States of Micronesia in ...

Hawaii News Now
UOG cohort brings Micronesian history to England  The Guam Daily Post

UOG COHORT: Ten scholars from the University of Guam community contributed knowledge on Micronesian and CHamoru history at the Pacific History ...

The Guam Daily Post
January's Forecast Travel Best Bets: Start 2019 Off Right, Go Surfing  Surfline.com Surf News

January 1st serves up a reset on vacation (and cough-cough, sick) days for the 9-to-5 surfer. The holidays are stressful, the lineups are thick, and there isn't a ...

Surfline.com Surf News
Passengers sue Air Niugini over Chuuk crash  Radio New Zealand

Two passengers on board an Air Niugini flight which crashed in Micronesia last year are suing the company. The Air Niugini plane after it crashed into the sea ...

Radio New Zealand
Why Talking About Anti-Micronesian Hate Is Important  Honolulu Civil Beat

Shining a light on racial prejudice makes us all think more carefully about what we say -- and can't help but make our community stronger.

Honolulu Civil Beat
Former Guam resident names eye shadow palette inspired by Micronesia to empower youths  Pacific Daily News

Former Guam resident Eddie Nathan Winis aims to inspire Micronesian youths with makeup named after.

Pacific Daily News
Air Niugini plane overshoots runway in Micronesia and sinks in sea lagoon  The Guardian

All passengers reportedly rescued after 737-800 settles in the sea and then sinks.

The Guardian
There Are Many Ties Between Hawaiians And Micronesians  Honolulu Civil Beat

Contrary to popular belief, Micronesians are not recent immigrants to Hawaii. They actually predate even the arrival of the Japanese to Hawaii, but one will ...

Honolulu Civil Beat
Man missing after plane plunges into sea in Micronesia  CNN

Authorities in Micronesia are searching for a man who went missing after a Boeing 737 missed the runway, plunging into a sea lagoon on Friday, according to ...

The Pacific islands in middle of US-China battle for influence  South China Morning Post

A 1,005 sq KM chain of US-controlled islands in the Pacific Ocean is shaping up to be a focal point in Washington and Beijing's ongoing jockeying for global ...

South China Morning Post
Australia can’t forget Micronesia  Policy Forum

Australia's decision to open new diplomatic posts in Palau and the Marshall Islands should be the first of many steps in an increased diplomatic footprintNew ...

Policy Forum
30th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair festivities  Pacific Daily News

The Guam Visitors Bureau invites the public to experience years of cultural unity and festivities at the 30th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair May 2-6.

Pacific Daily News
Micronesia plane crash: Body of missing passenger found  Sky News

The body of a passenger missing after a plane crash in Micronesia has been found in the Pacific lagoon where the aircraft came down. The Air Niugini Boeing ...

Sky News
Honolulu executive charged with paying $240,000 bribe to state official to gain big contract  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

The owner of a local civil engineering company who is also a member of the Honolulu Zoning Board of Appeals is scheduled to admit in U.S. District Court next ...

Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Bevacqua: Colonization disrupted links between Guam, others in Micronesia  Pacific Daily News

In 1458 a large bronze bell was cast in Okinawa, that is today known as the Bridge of Nations Bell. At the time Okinawa was an independent country with treaty ...

Pacific Daily News
Guam needs one-stop veterans center | Editorials  The Guam Daily Post

For years, veterans and their families have hoped for a one-stop center to address their needs on Guam. We hope they see such a center before it's too late for.

The Guam Daily Post
Denight: Guam Micronesia Island Fair opens on May 2  Pacific Daily News

Guam's largest cultural celebration, the 30th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair, begins May 2.

Pacific Daily News
PH partially lifts deployment ban to Micronesia  ABS-CBN News

MANILA - (UPDATE) The Philippine government on Thursday partially lifted deployment restrictions for the Federated States of Micronesia which it imposed ...

US report warns of Chinese move on Micronesia  Radio New Zealand

A new United States government report warns US relations with Micronesian countries are being threatened by China's inroads in the Pacific region.

Radio New Zealand
Total ban ordered on OFW deployment to Micronesia  Inquirer.net

Filipino workers may no longer be deployed to the Federated States of Micronesia due to reports of abuses and maltreatment of Filipino workers in that nation, ...

Next Generation of Micronesians in Hawaiʻi Reclaim The Narrative  Hawaiipublicradio

Micronesians are Hawaiʻi's newest and fastest growing immigrant population. For more than 30 years, citizens of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau.

US looks at defence and foreign policy in Micronesia  Radio New Zealand

The US Defense Department is to report to the U.S. Congress by 1 December on a range of security concerns in the northern Pacific island groups that are ...

Radio New Zealand
Micronesia (Federated States of)  General Assembly of the United Nations General Debate

H.E. Mr. Peter Christian spoke at the General Debate of the 73rd Session.

General Assembly of the United Nations General Debate
23rd Micronesian Islands Forum set for April 25-27, 2018 - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan Tribune

The Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands will be the center of the Pacific this week as Saipan hosts delegations from all over Micronesia for the 23rd ...

Saipan Tribune
Plane overshoots runway in Micronesia and sinks – video  The Guardian

Footage steamed live on Facebook from Jumeta Esenaf shows the sinking of a Papua New Guinean plane after overshooting the runway in the Federated ...

The Guardian
'World's largest microgrid' in Micronesia gets 30-year PPA  Energy Storage News

The small island nation of Palau in the western Pacific Ocean has moved a step closer to having what is said to be the largest ever microgrid spanning diesel, ...

Energy Storage News
WATCH: Incredible moment US Navy rescue passengers from sinking plane in Micronesia  Independent.ie

Footage shows US Navy sailors rushing to the scene of a plane that overshot the runway and landed in water in a Micronesian lagoon.

Range of resolutions reached at Micronesian Islands Forum  Radio New Zealand

Agreements on climate change and illegal fishing were among a slew of resolutions signed by leaders last week at the 23rd Micronesian Islands Forum in ...

Radio New Zealand
Online movement exposes discrimination against Micronesians in Hawaii  Radio New Zealand

Sha Ongelungel started the #beingmicronesian online movement to raise awareness about discrimination faced by Micronesian immigrants in Hawaii.

Radio New Zealand
Making diabetes screening portable for the people of Micronesia  University of Rochester

Making their mark: This is one in a series of profiles celebrating members of Rochester's graduating class of 2018. The diabetes that is endemic in Micronesia is ...

University of Rochester
'Santa's helpers' bring Christmas to Micronesian islands  Robins Rev Up

Royal Australian Air Force SGT Karl Penny, 37th Squadron C-130J Super Hercules loadmaster out of RAAF Base Richmond, Australia, looks out as the ...

Robins Rev Up
'Japan achieved success in Micronesia unlike any other' - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan Tribune

TOKYO—In the years before World War II, the Micronesian islands under Japanese rule were self-supporting, a level of economic independence never reached ...

Saipan Tribune
Micronesian leaders on Saipan for regional summit  Radio New Zealand

Leaders from Micronesia's island states are on Saipan this week attending the 23rd Micronesia Islands Forum.

Radio New Zealand
#BeingMicronesian in Hawaii Means Lots Of Online Hate  Honolulu Civil Beat

When Sha Ongelungel moved to Hawaii in 2001 and started applying for jobs, her cousins warned her not to tell anyone that she was Micronesian. “Tell them ...

Honolulu Civil Beat
How An Oahu Doctor Struggles To Care For His Micronesian Patients  Honolulu Civil Beat

Editor's note: This essay is part of an ongoing series, produced by the Daniel K. Inouye Institute and Zócalo Public Square, exploring Hawaii's past, present, and ...

Honolulu Civil Beat
Bishop to head bipartisan Australian visit to Micronesia  Radio New Zealand

Australia's Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and Minister for International Development Concetta Fierravanti-Wells embark on a tour of Micronesian states this ...

Radio New Zealand
GVB announces 2018 Guam Micronesia Island Fair info  Pacific Daily News

GVB announced the various cultural\u00a0festivities\u00a0and activities that will take place during the 30th annual Guam Micronesia Island Fair.

Pacific Daily News
Micronesia: Scenic island-hopping and a lesson in letting go  Honolulu Star-Advertiser

POHNPEI STATE, Micronesia >>. I'm panicked and soaked as smiling locals fish me out of the bay on the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia. “Trip of a lifetime,” I ...

Honolulu Star-Advertiser
Utahn with US Navy team helps rescue passengers in Micronesia plane crash  KUTV 2News

(KUTV) -- A passenger plane crashed into a Pacific lagoon near Chuuk, Micronesia on Friday, Sept. 28. Local sailors and a U. S. Navy UCT 2 team rushed to the ...

KUTV 2News
#BeingMicronesian: online hatred spurs positive fightback  The Guardian

When Sha Ongelungel saw yet another derogatory post directed at Micronesians, she decided enough was enough.

The Guardian
Micronesia commits to full transparency in tuna fishing  SeafoodSource

The Federated States of Micronesia announced a shift to 100 percent transparency in its tuna fishery at the 2018 Our Ocean Conference in Bali, Indonesia.

President Donald J. Trump Approves a Disaster Declaration for the Federated States of Micronesia  Whitehouse.gov

Yesterday, President Donald J. Trump declared a disaster under the Compact of Free Association between the Government of the United States of America and ...

Micronesia's longline yellowfin tuna fishery achieves MSC certification  SeafoodSource

The longline yellowfin tuna fishery in the exclusive economic zone of the Federated States of Micronesia has achieved MSC certification.

Kayaking, diving in Micronesia’s turquoise waters  The Durango Herald

POHNPEI STATE, Micronesia – I'm panicked and soaked as smiling locals fish me out of the bay on the island of Pohnpei in Micronesia. “Trip of a lifetime,” I ...

The Durango Herald
Navy diver, Case grad, helped in Micronesia plane rescue  Journal Times

At the end of September, after a month of inspecting and fixing ports in Micronesia, specialized U.S. Navy divers were on the last dive of their mission when they ...

Journal Times
'We are desperate for help': Asylum seekers in Micronesia accept Trudeau's Twitter 'invitation'  CBC.ca

Asylum seekers detained on a tiny island nation in Micronesia are asking the Canadian government to resettle them. The group of 560 people, including more ...

United CEO visits Guam, Micronesia - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan Tribune

TAMUNING, GUAM—United Airlines chief executive officer Oscar Munoz visited Guam for the first time from Aug. 18 to 20 to meet the employees of the Guam ...

Saipan Tribune
2018 Guam Micronesia Island Fair coming up: Denight  Pacific Daily News

Buenas yan håfa adai! As we prepare for Tourism Month in May and to celebrate GVB's 55 years of *service* to the community, we have many exciting activities ...

Pacific Daily News
Around the World: Micronesia meets Ant-onio and Bob — and learns of Christ's love  Christian Chronicle

FEATURE PHOTO (above): Children on the Pacific island of Pohnpei are introduced to two friendly puppets, Ant-onio and Bob, brought to life by brothers ...

Christian Chronicle
Update: 1 man missing after airplane crash in Micronesia  UPI.com

Sept. 29 (UPI) -- Authorities said Saturday one man is missing after a flight crashed into the sea a day earlier off a small island in Micronesia. The crash occurred ...

Florida exhibit displays collected artifacts from Micronesia  Pacific Daily News

Anthropologist and author of Arts & Crafts of Micronesia, Barbara Wavell curated “Island Objects,” an exhibit of archaeological materials and historical items from ...

Pacific Daily News
Air Niugini plane crash preliminary report shows co-pilot was Australian  ABC News

An Air Niugini flight that crashed in the Pacific last month, killing a passenger, was being co-piloted by a 35-year-old Australian, according to a preliminary report ...

ABC News
George H.W. Bush, dirty tricks, and regime change in nuclear-free Palau  People's World

Even before George Herbert Walker Bush's cadaver was cold last Nov. 30, as accolades came heaping upon the one-term president (1989-1993), I wondered ...

People's World

Explore the Wrecks and Reefs of Chuuk & Palau. Palau islands Credit Palau Siren 1. The coral islands of Palau. Credit Palau Siren. Micronesia may be ...

DIVE Magazine
Bevacqua: Guam being a colony affects neighbors in Micronesia  Pacific Daily News

Right now, we all endure a system that isn't meant to serve the interests of those living in Micronesia.

Pacific Daily News
Compacts of Free Association: Actions Needed to Prepare for the Transition of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands to Trust Fund Income  Government Accountability Office

The U.S. is providing $3.6 billion in economic assistance to the nations of Micronesia and the Marshall Islands from 2004 through 2023. This assistance has ...

Government Accountability Office
Hawaii Inequality Study Overlooked Thousands of Micronesians  Honolulu Civil Beat

*Service* providers say more data is needed to help Hawaii's most recent immigrants.

Honolulu Civil Beat
Chuukese defiant about independence from FSM  Radio New Zealand

Efforts are continuing to have Chuuk leave the Federated States of Mircronesia despite warnings its departure would adversely impact the island group.

Radio New Zealand
Micronesians 'slowly dying' from poor diet - Palau leader  Radio New Zealand

Palau President Tommy Remengesau says while impoverished people around the world are dying from hunger, ironically people in Micronesia are succumbing ...

Radio New Zealand
San Nicolas lands spot on House Financial Services Committee  The Guam Daily Post

Del. Michael San Nicolas has been nominated to serve on the House Financial Services Committee for the 116th Congress.

The Guam Daily Post
Federated States of Micronesia launch their first Adaptation Fund Project “Enhancing Climate Change Resilience of Vulnerable Island Communities in FSM” - Micronesia (Federated States of)  ReliefWeb

Pohnpei, FSM 12 March 2018 - The Vice-President Yosiwo P. George of the Federated States of Micronesia launched their first ever Adaptation Fund Project in ...

Hawaii volcanic haze spreads to Micronesia, United States News & Top Stories  The Straits Times

MAJURO (Marshall Islands) • Haze from the Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii blanketed the Marshall Islands 3700km away on Sunday, as officials warned it ...

The Straits Times
Domenech visits Pohnpei, Micronesia - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan Tribune

POHNPEI, Micronesia—Doug Domenech, the U.S. Assistant Secretary of the Interior for Insular and International Affairs, ended last June 24 his official visit to ...

Saipan Tribune
Sport: Marshall Islands to host Micronesian Games  Radio New Zealand

The Marshall Islands has received the nod from the Micronesian Games Council meeting in Yap to host the 10th Micronesian Games in 2022.

Radio New Zealand
Passengers, crew reported safe after Air Niugini plane crashes into water in Micronesia | Watch News Videos Online  Globalnews.ca

An Air Niugini plane crashed into the water near Chuuk International Airport on the island of Weno in Chuuk State, Federated States of Micronesia, on Friday.

The race to save the mysterious Micronesian ruins of Nan Madol  ABC News

Visiting the ruins of Nan Madol in the Federated States of Micronesia is like stepping into an Indiana Jones movie — and the man charged with its protection is ...

ABC News
Watch US Navy attempt rescue as plane sinks  CNN

US Navy Sailors assisted in the rescue of several passengers and crew members after a plane crashed into a lagoon near Chuuk, Federated States of ...

Leaders: Taxing transshipped fuel will raise cost of living in CNMI, Palau, FSM  Pacific Daily News

Micronesian leaders said lifting tax exemption on liquid fuel transshipped through Guam would raise other islands' fuel prices, costs of living.

Pacific Daily News
US Senator visits Micronesia  Radio New Zealand

A US Senator pushing to extend the Northern Marianas-only transitional worker programme through a bill she co-authored is visiting Micronesia.

Radio New Zealand
NASA finds Typhoon Mangkhut lashing Guam and the Northern Marianas Islands  Phys.Org

NASA's Aqua satellite passed over the Northwestern Pacific Ocean and captured a visible image of Typhoon Mangkhut lashing Guam and the Northern ...

Seized ship may make Micronesian Games in time  Pacific Daily News

A seized Philippine ship meant to serve as housing and caterers for the 2018 Micronesian Games still is likely to make it to Yap in time for the event.

Pacific Daily News
Matson donates $20K to Super Typhoon Yutu relief efforts  Pacific Daily News

Ocean transportation and logistics company Matson donated over $20000 to Super Typhoon Yutu relief efforts for the CNMI.

Pacific Daily News
Call for Micronesian territories to work together on tourism marketing  Radio New Zealand

There's been a call in the Northern Marianas for the territory to work with Guam and Palau to market themselves globally as tourist destinations.

Radio New Zealand
Moroccans Can Travel to 67 Countries Visa-Free  Morocco World News

Rabat – Moroccan passport holders are now exempt from getting a visa beforehand in 67 countries. Previously, Moroccans could travel to 68 countries, ...

Morocco World News
ADB approves US$36m for internet in MIcronesia  Radio New Zealand

The Asian Development Bank has approved a total of $36.6 million US dollars in grants to help fund the delivery of low-cost, high quality internet services in the ...

Radio New Zealand
Total ban ordered on Filipino workers to Micronesia  Marianas Variety

MANILA (Inquirer/Pacnews) — Filipino workers may no longer be deployed to the Federated States of Micronesia due to reports of abuses and maltreatment of ...

Marianas Variety
Sport: Marshall Islands to host 2022 Micronesian Games  Radio New Zealand

The Marshall Islands will host the 10th edition of the Micronesian Games in 2022 after receiving unanimous support. The Micronesian Games Council voted to ...

Radio New Zealand
United Airlines' unique Micronesian route turns 50 this year  Chicago Business Journal

A United video series travels to the South Pacific for a special anniversary look at one of the carrier's especially unique routes.

Chicago Business Journal
Mapping the world's 'blue carbon' hot spots in coastal mangrove forests  The Conversation - US

Mangrove forests along the world's tropical and subtropical coasts store enormous quantities of 'blue' carbon – especially in river delta zones, where soil builds ...

The Conversation - US
Attao: Yutu showed CNMI's weaknesses - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan Tribune

House Speaker Blas Jonathan T. Attao (R-Saipan) said all elected leaders in the CNMI must work together in order to further strengthen the people's resolve as ...

Saipan Tribune
The tiny island with human-sized money  BBC News

The Micronesian island of Yap has a famously unusual currency: hundreds of giant discs of rocks scattered all over the island, many of them too heavy to move.

BBC News
How Hawaii Schools Are Building Bridges To Micronesian Students  Honolulu Civil Beat

Editors Note: This is the first of two stories examining efforts to narrow the achievement gap among the growing numbers of Micronesian students in Hawaii.

Honolulu Civil Beat
Father and Son’s Breathtaking SUP Circumnavigation of Palau, Micronesia  SUP Magazine

Terry and Lance Ostrom spent eight days snorkeling, spearfishing and paddling through tropical paradise on Palau, Micronesia.

SUP Magazine
Plane Crashes Into Micronesian Lagoon After Missing Runway  TheTravel

An Air Niugini flight crashed into a lagoon in Micronesia after missing the runway due to bad weather.

United to cut ties with Cape Air in Micronesia - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan Tribune

United Airlines would be severing ties with Cape Air services in Micronesia, following the internal announcement of discontinuing services to Rota from Guam ...

Saipan Tribune
Pacific Partnership 2018 Begins in Micronesia > US DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE > Article  Department of Defense

Pacific Partnership 2018, the largest annual multilateral humanitarian assistance and disaster relief preparedness mission, began today aboard the ...

Department of Defense
Bayo Likity charged in court, allegedly peed on the floor at the Micronesia Mall  Pacific Daily News

A man who appeared intoxicated at the Micronesia Mall was arrested after security guards reported he peed on the floor and shoved one of the guards, ...

Pacific Daily News
Micronesians are beautiful people | Letters to the Editor  The Guam Daily Post

Editor's note: This letter is in response to the editorial "FSM sits on a pile of cash while Guam struggles to provide services to its citizens." The editorial took the.

The Guam Daily Post
IOM Micronesia's Newsletter, January 2018 - FSM is PREPAREing for Effective Disaster Response - Micronesia (Federated States of)  ReliefWeb

English News and Press Release on Micronesia (Federated States of) and 3 other countries about Climate Change and Environment, Disaster Management, ...

Chinese firm showcases tuna catch after deal with Micronesia  SeafoodSource

Shenzhen Lian Cheng Yuan Yang Fishing Co., a major Chinese fishery firm, recently showcased its Pacific-sourced tuna at a glitzy event in Guangzhou.

Archaeologists Argue Micronesian Stone Money Comprises Bitcoin Predecessor  Bitcoin News

Scott Fitzpatrick, an archaeologist at the University of Oregon in Eugene, has argued that a stone form of money used by inhabitants of the Micronesian island of ...

Bitcoin News
Trying To Build ‘Generation One’ Of Micronesian Voters  Honolulu Civil Beat

Could younger Micronesian-Americans, many of whom will eventually have the right to vote unlike their parents, be Hawaii's next big voting bloc?

Honolulu Civil Beat
ADFD finances $1.187 billion renewable energy projects  Saudi Gazette

The first cycle of UAE-PPF funding enabled the completion of small-scale solar and wind power projects in Kiribati, Fiji, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.

Saudi Gazette
Marshall Islands digital currency set to launch in mid-2019  Asia Times

The Marshall Islands' plan to launch a sovereign cryptocurrency – somewhat unimaginatively called the “SOV”– is back on track, according to a recent blog post ...

Asia Times
Yap, the Pacific island Japan has almost forgotten  The Japan Times

Ancient traditional culture, imperial Japanese influence and modern tourism blend together in the Pacific island of Yap.

The Japan Times
ROP 24, Micronesian Cup canceled - Saipan News, Headlines, Events, Ads  Saipan Tribune

This weekend's Rites of Passage 24: Ragin' Rumble and the 20th Micronesian Cup have been called off due to Typhoon Yutu. “I met with my events ...

Saipan Tribune
Islands lost to the waves: how rising seas washed away part of Micronesia's 19th-century history  The Conversation AU

At first glance it may not seem so, but the story of the now-vanished island of Nahlapenlohd, a couple of kilometres south of Pohnpei Island in Micronesia, holds ...

The Conversation AU

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Micronesia Wiki

Micronesia ((UK: , US: ); from Greek: μικρός mikrós "small" and Greek: νῆσος nêsos "island") is a subregion of Oceania, composed of thousands of small islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It has a shared cultural history with two other island regions, Polynesia to the east and Melanesia to the south.The region has a tropical marine climate and is part of the Oceania ecozone. There are four main archipelagos along with numerous outlying islands.Micronesia is divided politically among several sovereign countries. One of these is the Federated States of Micronesia, which is often called "Micronesia" for short and is not to be confused with the overall region. The Micronesia region encompasses five sovereign, independent nations—the Federated States of Micronesia, Palau, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and Nauru—as well as three U.S. territories in the northern part: Northern Mariana Islands, Guam and Wake Island.Micronesia began to be settled several millennia ago, although there are competing theories about the origin and arrival of the first settlers. The earliest known contact with Europeans occurred in 1521, when Ferdinand Magellan reached the Marianas. The coinage of the term "Micronesia" is usually attributed to Jules Dumont d'Urville's usage in 1832; however, Domeny de Rienzi had used the term a year previously.