Map of the Ralik and Ratak island chains
The Ralik Chain (Marshallese: Rālik, [rˠɑ͡ææ̯lʲi͡ɯk]) is a chain of islands within the island nation of the Marshall Islands. Ralik means "sunset". It is west of the Ratak Chain. As of 1999 , the total population of the Ralik islands is 19,915. Christopher Loeak, who became President of the Marshall Islands in 2012, was formerly Minister for the Ralik Chain.
List of atolls and isolated islands in the chain:
Coordinates: 8°00′N 167°00′E / 8.000°N 167.000°E