Bob Agramonte of La Conner, WA, asks:
National Geographic World Atlas  Has It Spelled
Name Changed? Also Spelling Is "PONAPE"
we try to be as accurate in our reporting as possible, we've
double checked our spelling of these two locations in the
Federated States of Micronesia against current charts, one
atlas (C 1993), and several website locations. We feel confident
to report that the current spelling of Kosrae and Pohnpei
are universally correct. According to Rand McNally, some names
have been standardized, and the spelling of some countries
are not used outside the boundaries of that country or region
-- which might explain the differences in spelling. Thanks
for keeping us on our toes.
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