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Encyclopedia > Kapingamarangi

Kapingamarangi is an atoll in the Federated States of Micronesia. It is located in the south of the country. Kapingamarangi has a population of about 700 inhabitants. The main industry is fishing. Fanning Atoll (Tabuaeran) is a typical, small to moderate-sized atoll located in the central Pacific Ocean. ... Fishing from a Pier Fishing is a term applied to any activity which aims to capture fish or shellfish for subsistence, scientific, commercial or recreational purposes. ...


See also

  • Kapingamarangi language
  • Wiktionary:Category:Kapingamarangi language

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Proa sailing (2668 words)
I was told that when they first brought their canoes from sandy Kapingamarangi to volcanic Pohnpei, they had experimentally rounded these points so the canoes could be easily dragged ashore on this rocky island.
On our Kapingamarangi canoe this was accomplished by having a standing crew member walk on the outrigger and sometimes lean out while holding the shroud.
His description of the handling of the canoe -- steering entirely with the sail except when running, "tacking" by moving the sail to the other end of the boat (to the total confusion of a neophyte like myself), and the need for continuous bailing -- was very close indeed to my experience.
Executive Summary (927 words)
When I became involved with the project, I was told that the Kapingamarangis would be carving the waka siu, their most sacred canoe and that there was one man who still knew the art of carving the canoe, though he was old and physically unable to do the work.
Although the canoes they have made on the atoll since the 1920's were of the Nukuoro type and those built on Pohnpei up through the 1960's were a variation of the traditional Kapingamarangi canoes, it is interesting to note that the Kapingamarangi have continued to carve their traditional style of canoe in model form.
A fair amount of information about the Kapingamarangi and their culture that can be found in reports and documentation done during the early part of this century.
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