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Map of the Ratak and Ralik island chains

The Ratak Chain (Marshallese: Ratak, [rˠɑ.dˠɑk][1]) is a chain of islands within the island nation of the Marshall Islands. Ratak means "sunrise". It lies to the east of the country's other island chain, the Ralik Chain. In 1999 the total population of the Ratak islands was 30,925.[citation needed]

The atolls and isolated islands in the chain are:

The Ratak Chain forms a continuous chain of seamounts with the Gilbert Islands to the south, which are part of Kiribati.