Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Micronesians, the natives of the Pelew, Marianne, Caroline, Marshall, and Gilbert archipelagoes (Micronesia), yvho belong fundamentally to the brown Polynesian race, but have been modified in diverse ways by intermingling with Malays, Papuans, Philippine islanders, Japanese and Chinese. Hence there is no particular Micronesian type, the colour varying from light brown or olive to a deep mahogany, the stature from below the medium height to five feet ten inches and even six feet; but the hair is almost uniformly black and long, and all the groups speak dialects of the Malayo-Polynesian language.