Ladrone Islands


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Ladrone Islands

(ləˈdrəʊn)
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(Placename) the former name (1521–1668) of the Mariana Islands
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Noun1.Ladrone Islands - a chain of coral and volcanic islands in Micronesia (including Guam and the Northern Marianas) halfway between New Guinea and JapanLadrone Islands - a chain of coral and volcanic islands in Micronesia (including Guam and the Northern Marianas) halfway between New Guinea and Japan; discovered by Magellan in 1521
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
Northern Mariana Islands, Northern Marianas - a self-governing territory comprising all of the Mariana Islands except Guam
GU, Guam - the largest and southernmost island in the Marianas which is administered as a territory of the United States; it was ceded by Spain to the United States in 1898