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Chuuk

(cho͝ok) or

Truk

(tro͝ok, trŭk), state (1990 est. pop. 48,853), c.39 sq mi (100 sq km), Federated States of Micronesia, W Pacific, in the E Caroline IslandsCaroline Islands,
archipelago, c.830 sq mi (2,150 sq km), W Pacific, just north of the equator. The largest islands are Palau (Belau), Yap, Chuuk (Truk), Pohnpei (Ponape), and Kosrae. The islands are fertile and rich in minerals.
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. One of four states comprising the Federated States of MicronesiaMicronesia, Federated States of,
independent nation (2005 est. pop. 108,000), c.271 sq mi (702 sq km), an island group in the W Pacific Ocean. It comprises four states: Kosrae, Pohnpei (formerly Ponape), Chuuk (formerly Truk), and Yap.
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, Chuuk consists of c.55 volcanic islands surrounded by an atoll reef and many islets. The chief products are copra and dried fish. During World War II, Chuuk was the site of an important Japanese naval base.
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Other islanders, especially in Chuuk State, have become more westemized, and if Pollapese want a respected place for themselves in this contemporary setting, they can't successfully compete to be 'modern' in terms of material goods, number of jobs, degree of education, or other such measures.
The students, whose families come from isolated islands and atolls throughout Yap and Chuuk States, have been awarded tuition assistance covering 75 percent of the cost of their 2010-11 enrollment.
But the great majority are from the FSM, particularly Chuuk State which is closest to Guam.
Bar Member: State Bar of California; Chuuk State Supreme Court (Federated States of Micronesia); Kosrae State Supreme Court (Federated States of Micronesia).
And in 1998, master navigator Rappwi Yaluwairh and seven other men completed a voyage from Chuuk State to Saipan.