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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