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Micronesia

The Federated States of Micronesia is a small Western Pacific island nation comprised of Yap, Chuuk (formerly known as Truk), Pohnpei, and Kosrae. English is the official language, and Chuukese (Trukese), Kosraean, Pohnpeian, Yapese, and Woleaian are commonly spoken. There are a number of other quite obscure and rarely-spoken tongues around here. Christianity is the predominant religion, including among Filipino immigrants. Fishing and farming are the largest sectors of the economy, and tourism has untapped potential. There are high mountains and coral atolls. Phosphate is the main mineral resource, Some of the most impressive wildlife is underwater. Go diving and see the Multicolor Angelfish, the Yellowband Wrasse, Blennies, and the Pygmy Triplefin. Chuuk also offers great wreck exploration. If you prefer native culture, the Ethnic Art Village in Yap's capital Colonia is a real gem, a place where mentorship and research are conducted. Nan Madol in Pohnpei is an amazing complex which includes temples, burial vaults, meeting houses, bathing areas, and pools for turtles, fish, and eels. The cuisines of the different islands vary considerably. Rice and taro are two starchy staples. Produce grown around Micronesia includes coconuts, bananas, cassava, sakau (or kava), Kosraen citrus, betel nuts, and sweet potatoes. Seafood and meat from chickens and pigs are popular, and both meat and vegetable dishes are often cooked in coconut milk. Different holiday dishes like lumpia, adobo, sinigang, bistek, and lechon show a Philippine influence. A few Micronesian restaurants will make a vegetarian meal, mostly by special request. Natural desserts include papayas and starfruit, or you can try bibingka (a pudding made of rice, coconut milk sugar, and eggs) or macapuno (a thick jam).

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