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Micronesia

Mi·cro·ne·si·a

 (mī′krō-nē′zhə)
A division of Oceania in the western Pacific Ocean comprising the islands east of the Philippines and north of the equator. It includes the Caroline, Marshall, Mariana, and Gilbert Islands.

Micronesia

(ˌmaɪkrəʊˈniːzɪə)
n
1. (Placename) one of the three divisions of islands in the Pacific (the others being Melanesia and Polynesia); the NW division of Oceania: includes the Mariana, Caroline, Marshall, and Kiribati island groups, and Nauru Island
2. (Placename) Federated States of Micronesia an island group in the W Pacific, formerly within the United States Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands: comprises the islands of Truk, Yap, Ponape, and Kosrae: formed in 1979 when the islands became self-governing: status of free association with the US from 1982. Languages: English and Micronesian languages. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: US dollar. Capital: Palikir. Pop: 106 104 (2013 est)
[C19: from micro- + Greek nēsos island; so called from the small size of many of the islands; on the model of Polynesia]

Mi•cro•ne•sia

(ˌmaɪ krəˈni ʒə, -ʃə)

n.
1. one of the three principal divisions of Oceania, comprising the small Pacific islands N of the equator and E of the Philippines, whose main groups are the Mariana Islands, the Caroline Islands, and the Marshall Islands.
2. Federated States of, a group of islands in the W Pacific, in the Caroline Islands, comprising the islands of Pohnpei, Truk, Yap, and Kosrae: formerly a part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; now a self-governing area associated with the U.S. 131,500; 271 sq. mi. (701 sq. km).
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Noun1.Micronesia - a country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United StatesMicronesia - a country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United States; achieved independence in 1986
Micronesia - the islands in the northwestern part of Oceania
Kolonia - capital of Micronesia
Ladrone Islands, Mariana Islands, Marianas - 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
Caroline Islands - a long archipelago of more than 500 islands in Micronesia to the east of the Philippines
Marshall Islands - a group of coral islands in eastern Micronesia
Ellice Islands, Tuvalu - a group of coral islands in Micronesia to the southwest of Hawaii
Kiribati, Republic of Kiribati - an island republic in the west central Pacific just to the south of the equator
Gilbert and Ellice Islands - a former British possession in Micronesia
Nauru Island, Pleasant Island, Nauru - a small island in the central Pacific Ocean 2,800 miles to the southwest of Hawaii; in Micronesia to the west of the Gilbert Islands
2.Micronesia - the islands in the northwestern part of OceaniaMicronesia - the islands in the northwestern part of Oceania
Oceania, Oceanica - a large group of islands in the south Pacific including Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia (and sometimes Australasia and the Malay Archipelago)
Austronesia - islands of central and South Pacific (Indonesia and Melanesia and Micronesia and Polynesia)
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
Translations
Mikronesien
Mikronesia
Micronésie
Mikronezija
Mikronézia
Micronesia
ミクロネシア
Micronesia
Mikronesiaføderasjonen
Mikronezja
Micronésia
Micronesia
Mikronesien
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Ethnographically it belongs to Polynesia, Melanesia, and Micronesia, because all the breeds of the South Pacific have gravitated to it by canoe-drift and intricately, degeneratively, and amazingly interbred.
Continental Micronesia employees had been represented by another union.
We are committed to combining the best of our contracts and experiences into an industry leading agreement that best represents all Flight Attendants at the new United Airlines," said Greg Davidowitch, Marcus Valentino and Suzanne Hendricks, AFA Presidents at United, Continental and Continental Micronesia respectively.
With the new pass travellers can purchase up to ten flights on the Continental Airlines and United network across Micronesia in a single ticket.
Sacks, the author of ``Awakenings'' and ``An Anthropologist on Mars'' continues, ``I went to Micronesia as a neurologist, or neuroanthropologist, intent on seeing how individuals and communities responded to unusual endemic conditions - a hereditary total colorblindness on Pingelap and Pohnpei; a progressive, fatal neurodegenerative disorder on Guam and Rota.
Compact grants offered by the United States to the Federated States of Micronesia are pre-decided through the mutual Joint Economic Management Committee meetings between the United States government and the Federated States of Micronesia national government as established under the Compact of Free Association.
Micronesia aren't recognised by Fifa, which means they aren't eligible for funding and can't compete in major tournaments.
This is Matson's second rate increase for Guam/CNMI and Micronesia in four years," said Dave Hoppes, senior vice president, ocean services.
Zika outbreak on Yap Island, Federated States of Micronesia.
A dedicated professor, scientist and researcher, Gil taught at Miami-Dade College, Nova Southeastern University, Florida International University and Interamerican University in Florida until he accepted an appointment to the Koshrae Campus of The College of Micronesia.
The company has reached combined agreements for pilots, passenger service, reservations, fleet service and stores employees, and separate agreements with flight attendants and technicians from its United, Continental and Continental Micronesia subsidiaries.
Ambassador Rosen said she'd like to distribute children's books while on her travels, since books are rare in Micronesia.