Estimates vary but Nauru has probably been occupied for at least 3000 years. Although the people are considered Micronesians. the island was probably discovered by different ethnic groups at different times - there are indications of both Melanesian and Polynesian influences - and their descendents combined to form today's ethnic Nauruans. The language of Nauru is unique and gives few hints of its origins. Traditional Nauru society
is matrilineal and is based on 12 tribal grouping.
Call Number: [EL]
Physical Description: 32 p.
|Publisher||SPREP Pacific Environment Information Network (PEIN)|
|Modified||15 February 2022|
|Release Date||14 August 2008|
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location||Pacific Region|
|Relevant Countries||Pacific Region|
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