Palauan Americans

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Palauan Americans
Total population
(2010 Census)[1]
Regions with significant populations
American English, Palauan English, Palauan, Sonsorolese, Tobian, Spanish
Christianity Modekngei

Palauan Americans are Americans of Palauan descent. According to the 2010 census, there are about 7,450 Americans of Palauan origin.


Since the late 1940s, many Palauans have emigrated abroad. In 1953, about a hundred people from Palau founded the Palau Association in the American island of Guam. Over the years, the number of Palauans has continually grown.

In early 1970, when the Pell Grant was extended, several hundred Palauans and other students of Micronesia emigrated to study at American universities. Since then, the number of Palauan students emigrating to USA has increased by about 250 people every year.

Many Palauans live in California, most notably, Pasadena. Palauans also live in Portland, Oregon, where a few thousand Micronesians live, and Corsicana, Texas.[2]

Notable people[edit]

  • Elgin Loren Elwais
  • Florian Skilang Temengil
  • References[edit]

    1. ^ "Total ancestry´s categories tallied for people with one or more ancestry categories reported in 2010 American Community Survey Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 30 November 2012.
    2. ^ Micronesians Abroad. Posted by Francis X. Hezel, SJ and Eugenia Samuel. 2006. Retrieved 24 June 2013