Caroline Islands


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Caroline Islands

An archipelago of the western Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines. The islands were controlled successively by Spain, Germany, and Japan before being included in the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands after 1947. All of the islands except Palau joined (1979) the Federated States of Micronesia.

Caroline Islands

pl n
(Placename) an archipelago of over 500 islands and islets in the W Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines, all of which are now part of the Federated States of Micronesia, except for the Palau group: formerly part of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; centre of a typhoon zone. Area: (land) 1183 sq km (457 sq miles)

Car′oline Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands in the W Pacific, E of the Philippines: comprises the Federated States of Micronesia and the Republic of Palau.
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Noun1.Caroline Islands - a long archipelago of more than 500 islands in Micronesia to the east of the PhilippinesCaroline Islands - a long archipelago of more than 500 islands in Micronesia to the east of the Philippines
Federated States of Micronesia, Micronesia, TT - a country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United States; achieved independence in 1986
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There is rich detail, such as men on the Caroline Islands using their ear lobes to carry their tobacco tins, pipes, and matches.
About 20 different Pacific Islander ethnicities live in the United States, from three distinct regions in the Pacific--Polynesia, Micronesia and Melanesia--encompassing islands as varied as Samoa, Fiji, Guam, New Zealand and the Caroline Islands.
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Based on these records, it is predicted that the species will eventually be shown to occur in the Gilbert and Caroline Islands as well.
This cycad is a prominent tree in the forests of the several islands within the western Caroline Islands and Mariana Islands.
Saltwater crocodiles -- which can grow up to seven metres (23 feet) long -- have the most commercially valuable skin of all crocodiles and are found from Sri Lanka all the way to the Caroline Islands in the western Pacific.
The Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) consists of 607 islands extending 1,800 miles across the archipelago of the Caroline Islands east of the Philippines.
The littoral skink, Etnoia atrocostata (Lesson 1830) is widely distributed in Oceania and occurs in southern parts of Taiwan (Ota 1998) the Philippines, parts of the Malay Peninsula, Caroline Islands, Indonesia, New Guinea, Cape York in northern Australia, Solomon Islands and Mariana Islands (Brown 1991).
Only six miles long and two miles wide, Peleliu is part of the Palau group of the Caroline Islands, a vast archipelago stretching for 2,000 miles across the Pacific.
Bu Tinah Shoals currently sits in 26th place in the Islands category, which also features such sites as the Galapagos Islands, Bora Bora Island and current leader Ulithi Atoll in the Caroline Islands off the western Pacific Ocean.
The collections reported herein are from the 1973 trip to the Caroline Islands, and 1968, 1969, and 1980 visits to the Marshall Islands.
The Spanish came to what they dubbed the Caroline Islands in the early 16th century.

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