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Northern Mariana Islands

A commonwealth in political union with the United States comprising most of the Mariana Islands (except Guam) in the western Pacific Ocean. The islands were part of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1947 to 1978, when they became internally self-governing. The largest island, which serves as the capital, is Saipan.

Northern Mariana Islands

(ˌmærɪˈɑːnə)
n
(Placename) a US commonwealth territory in the N Pacific, formerly part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (1947–87). Capital: Saipan island (Capitol Hill). Pop: 51 170 (2013 est). Area: 477 sq km (184 sq miles)

North′ern Marian′a Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of islands in the W Pacific, N of Guam: formerly a part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; since 1986 a commonwealth associated with the U.S. 52,284; 184 sq. mi. (477 sq. km). Cap.: Saipan.
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Noun1.Northern Mariana Islands - a self-governing territory comprising all of the Mariana Islands except GuamNorthern Mariana Islands - a self-governing territory comprising all of the Mariana Islands except Guam
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
Saipan - the largest island in the Northern Marianas and the administrative center of the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in union with the United States
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