Brief Ethno-history

Sonsorol State is comprised of four islands: Pulo Anna (Puro), Meriil (Melieli), Fanna, and Sonsorol (Dongosaro). These are small sandy coral islands. Sonsorol, the largest is one mile in length and Fanna, the smallest, is half a mile. Though the islands are small they have been inhabited for at least 500 years. People on these islands were known to have lived harmoniously with their islands’ environment and thrived with their scarce natural resources through generation of cultural knowledge and traditional knowledge and skills on sustainable livelihood practices. (cont) (by Laura…

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