"MICRONESIA" doesnt only mean the "FSM"

I believe that the fsm people should specifically called them FSMers. "micronesian" is a term that refers to the entire people living in the Micronesian regions.


  • So what is your point?

    Micronesia is the region FSM is a country in the region....We are micronesians and will forever be called micronesians.
  • You are assuming that we are better micronesians?
  • Whether you want to be referred to as Marshallese, Saipanese, Guamanian, Palauan, Pohnpeian, Chuukese, Yapese, Kosraean, Nauran or Tarawan.............WE ARE ALL MICRONESIAN.........Sad that some people think they are other than US.

  • maybe we should change it to " we are oceanian". and when ask, what ocean? each refer to the ocean each island ocean? the fact of this matter is, the big fat ocean belong to us and we call it our homes.
  • I believe its quite difficult to make changes with those names. They were made and called with reasons. So, the only best thing to do is for those who can not understand the difference is to learn and understand it.
  • {Mikro-Small Nesos-Islands} Are ancient words derived from Greek.When Europeans explorers "discovered" us they've named us so.Categorizing the entire region into one.Throughout history they've been known to do that.Yet us indigenous would disagree.Places such as Africa,Meso-Americas,& the Pacific.All have diversity within them.Either language or culture.

    This isssue has been debated over many decades.As a native of Micronesia I don't take pride on being called (litterly) a small island person.Would much rather for us to be called Sea people or in my peoples language RIMETO.It's evident why we should be referred to as so.Our wayfinding/canoe building are still around,we all share the love for the vast ocean,&Most of us are more home at sea than on land.
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