Handsome little people who live beneath the atoll and who are friendly to man. It was the nonieb who devised the old one-piece shell fishhook whose point is turned inward toward the shaft so that, unlike most steel fishhooks, it does not snag on a coral bottom.
- Spoehr, Alexander. (1949). Majuro: A Village in the Marshall Islands. Chicago: Chicago Natural History Museum, p. 229.