Traditional titles of Pohnpei?

Good evening to all,

Would anyone know where I can find a book or perhaps know someone who knows the ranking of Pohnpeian chiefs from the highest to the lowest within each king and within each chiefdom

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  • sure i can help... the highest title in the chiefdom is Soupohnpei... the highest title in the section level is Nahnpohnpei .. hope tht helps
  • edited January 2
    DO THESE CLANS SORT OF LINK TOGETHER SOMEHOW, SOUPOHNPEI in Pohnpei AND SOPWUNUPI in Chuuk?
  • AwayFromHome,
    Maybe you can get a hold of Mr. Kolden Manuel. He had written books about Pohnpei and traditions. I hope these books can be found at the Pohnpei State Department of Education because that is where it was intended.
  • We all are at least in some unique ways...hows is the fish school in chuuk your highness skipper (sinbad)?
  • Utero is bullshitting.
  • DO THESE CLANS SORT OF LINK TOGETHER SOMEHOW, SOUPOHNPEI in Pohnpei AND SOPWUNUPI in Chuuk?
    The Sopwunpi was a cult imported into Chuuk from Pohnpei so I've heard.. Pohnpei or Fonupi 'Land of stone enclosures' as it was called by the Chuukese was rife with cults who used basalt as shrines/altars.. A local clan imported this cult into Chuuk, established themselves around the Nepukos area and called the area Sapwen Pei - Sopwunipi 'District of Pi'... Thus the worship of Soukachaw was started in Weno on Tonachaw and the subsequent mythologies followed...

    Is this all true? I really don't know...
  • Once knew a ex Pat who was given a pohnpeian title. It translated to baldy with a red face. He said he was given that Title after a Sakau ceremony because when he got inebriated his face got all red plus the fact that he was also bald.
  • Anyone care to explain the title Soukiohlap in Pohnpei? Thanks
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