Isokelekel could not possibly come from Mwajel because he was 6'2". Physical average of a Mwajelese is 4'2" and 198 lbs. In short Marshallese are short and stocky as a result of living conditions and diet. They are stocky because they paddle a lot and eat a lot of coconuts.
ahaha, glad I got your attention. This is the reason why I made those comments because you people know so little about Pohnpei that now you are claiming Isokelekel came from the tiny atolls of Majel. Funny how you now claim that original majelese are of the Polynesian ancestry. The missionaries arrived in Micornesia a little over two centuries ago and you want me to believe that back then these so called Poly-Majelese were the ones who greeted them? lol I guess they died out eh? lol I didn't know that Kabua was of the Polynesian stock as well...lol You must be tall as your ancestors...:)
I agree that the Majelese were the first settlers of Micronesia, but when the Pohnpeians arrived in Pohnpei they noticed the tropical beauty of Pohnpei and they chased out the Majelese. These original settlers were chased out to sea and realizing that their once beautiful island, with abundance of food, was no longer theirs because of defeat by the new comers, they migrated to the most hostile region in the Pacific, the atolls. You gotta admit, the strong gets the best and the weak gets the worst. Quite a sad ending.... ;))
isokelekel might have been USOkelekel. a Polynesian.
Mind you, linguistics is a whole different topic, but one that most of us Micronesians share in common. So you know Lih or Li, depending on geographical phonology, is woman in Pohnpei as well. It obvious that you are confused with the origin of our migrations in the Micronesian region. Most scholars who have done intense studies in the Pacific are not in agreement with the early migrations of the Pacific. Which ever source you choose to believe, not all will agree with you. For instance, some believe that the lapita migration originated from the Solomons via Vanuatu, with the next wave travelling to Polynesia, Kiribati, and Kosrae. From Kosrae some sailed west to Pohnpei and Chuuk, while others sailed to the Marshalls. Another study showed that the migration to the North Pacific came in two waves, one to Eastern Micronesia (Kiribati) and one to Central Micronesia (which also include Marshalls to the North) The origin of this migration is believed to be the Solomons. (Western Micronesia is another story which should be left with its own people to discuss)
Whichever study is accurate, we will never know, but there is one thing in common- that we all share similarities in our languages, Pohnpei and Chuuk being the closest. When I say 'we', I mean Marshall Is., Pohnpei, Kosrae, and Chuuk. In essence, you are quite over your head when you claim to school me by saying that my Pohnpeian Language is an offshoot of yours. As a matter of fact, it shows how uneducated you are...I prefer to resort to our history by way of oral stories passed down by ancestors, you seem to take comfort in your Wikipedia sources, etc...
No whoami! Pohnpei was discovered and built by "Sapwkini" someone who travel from the sea where extact point of disembarking land history was and is still silence on that. Just saying that if you have this in your legend then what you and the rest are sayin maybe rigth. You see, all you and other brothers saying that most of the names we have was originated maybe not quite same spelling and pronunciation but if Pohnpei was conquered by your sea travelers, how and why did they want to go back to where they came from when they had the best of the western islands? I mean do you really believe that is how things happened?
I see there is no sense of finding or landing on a good ground and just decided to leave it and go back to where water and lands mass are little to do everything they wanted. I believe, they left either by force or native of Pohnpei fought them and re-captured their ruleship and only women were left behind and made the decendants of the sounkawad which how this clan being claimed originated from Mwahsel (General Marshall ) foreigner who came and captured the radak and the eastern islands. Just think of it. Marshallese going back to lowly and fresh water islands and top of that very dry and hot. I don't think a great and wise warrior could even want to go backward rather would stay put and live on an island like Pohnpei. Cheers!
What is the original native name for the Marshall Islands?