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Micronesia (formally called the Federated States of Micronesia) covers an area within what is known as Oceania and includes a number of islands within the western Pacific Ocean, including Saipan, Guam, the Marshall Islands, the Caroline Islands, and others. Melanesia lies to its south, while to its east is Polynesia. To the west lie the Philippines.

Christianity is the most practiced religion in Micronesia. A number of Protestant and Roman Catholic churches are found in each Micronesian state. The majority of Protestants are direct descendants of the original American Congregationalists who came to Micronesia to engage in missionary activities. For example, in Kosrae, one of the islands within the chain, the population is around 8,000, with 95% Protestants. In Pohnpei, there are 35,000 inhabitants, with an ...

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