In 1979 the Federated
States of Micronesia, a UN Trust Territory under US administration,
adopted a constitution. In 1986 independence was attained under a
Compact of Free Association with the US, which was amended and renewed
in 2004. English
is the official language; Trukese, Pohnpeian, Yapese, Kosrean,
Ulithian, Woleaian, Nukuoro, and Kapingamarangi are also spoken.