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Island impressions of Typhoon Owen

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Over Easter 2012, Rebecca Hofmann travelled to Nómwiin, an outer atoll of Chuuk State in the Paafeng Islands (literally ‘lying to the north’, also known as Hall Islands after the first European to have encountered them). This special article contains some of her interviews with Nómwiin islanders, and photographs.
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Keywords: Nómwiin; Paafeng Islands; Typhoon Owen; disaster; resilience

Document Type: Special Article

Publication date: 01 April 2015

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