Akiaki Island FP (Repost)
Akiaki (Aki Aki, Thrum Cap)  (18˚33'S., 139˚13'W.), NW of Vahitahi, is a small island of coral formation. There is a landing on the NW side that is difficult.
Group: Centre East Group Archipelago: Tuamotu Archipelago Country: France - French Polynesia - Tuamotu Is. Region: Oceania 18 Lat: 18.56º S Long : 139.21º W Area: 1.3 sq. km Altitude: ? m Depth to nearest land: 3000 m Nearest island: 43.4 km @ 123° (Atoll Vahitahi) Group: 940 km Nearest continent: South America Distance: 5500 km Isolation Index: 112 ISLAND TYPE: low coral Natural Protection Indicator: 2 CLIMATE: tropical CATASTROPHIC THREATS: cyclones Threat Indicator: 1 ECOSYSTEMS: Coconuts, fringing reef Number of Ecosystems - Terrestrial: 1 Marine: 1 Percent shoreline: Coral Reef: 99% Mangrove: 0% HUMAN OCCUPATION: Uninhabited, visited occasionally Population: 0 Density: 0.0 persons/sq. km Major Human Activities: coconut plantations Percent population in agr/mining/fishing: 17% Human Threat Indicator: 1 Gross Domestic Product: $ 7236 per capita Economic Pressure Indicator: 4 DATA RELIABILITY: Data Rel. Indicator: 1 HUMAN IMPACT INDEX HI: 5 CONSERVATION IMPORTANCE INDEX CI-Terrestrial: 5 Low CI-Marine: 4 Low Last updated: 27/02/89
This small island claims to be an atoll. It is reported to be visited occassionally to work the coconut trees that are planted on it. I believe that the populated island is Vahitahi and these are the people that visit Akiaki. There is still hope for the nomadic lifestyle.