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The Pamphlet Collection of Sir Robert Stout: Volume 64

North Pacific

page 90

North Pacific.

Name of Group. No. of Islands Formation. By whom Discovered. Area Square Miles. Name of Mission Native Population.
Bonin Islands 50 Volcanic Spaniards Roman Catholic
Ladrone or Marian Islands 20 Volcanic Magellan, 1521 1,254 Roman 1668 55,000
Pelew Islands 20 Volcanic Villalolos, 1543 Roman 1710. 10,000
Carolino Islands 300 Volcanic and Coral Portuguese, 1526; Drake, 1579; Mendana, 1595. American Board of Foreign Missions, Hawaian Mission 150,000
Marshall, or Mulgrave Islands 30 Coral Marshall and Gilbert, 1788 Hawaian Miss'n. A. B. F. M. Samoan Mission 12,000
Gilbert or Kingsmill Islds. 16 Coral Marshall and Gilbert, 1788 Hawaian Miss'n. A. B. F. M. 10,000
Sandwich Islds. (1871) 13 Volcanic Cook, 1778 6,090 A. B. F. M. 1820 Hawaian Mission Soc. Prop. Gosp'l. Am. Miss. Asso. 58,765