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.
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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)
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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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The weather disturbance continues to move westward over the sea off western Caroline Islands, it said.
By Tuesday until Thursday, PAGASA said a new low-pressure area (LPA) will likely develop about 500 kilometers east of northeastern Mindanao and another LPA outside of the country's area of responsibility or near Caroline Islands of the Pacific Ocean.
Guided only by the stars and a simple compass, Das managed to survive devastating storms and treacherous waves, until a final one forced him to seek refuge on Caroline Islands where he stayed for months until he could repair his boat.
Equivalent to a Category 5 hurricane, Supertyphoon Maysak on this day was ravaging several sparsely populated islands of Yap State in Micronesia's Caroline Islands, a day after killing five people in nearby Chuuk state.
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.
Halsey's Third Fleet at Ulithi [an atoll of 50 islets] in the Caroline Islands a few weeks earlier.
Whereas the average area of inhabited islands in the Caroline Islands is 25 [km.sup.2], in the sample of Melanesian societies considered here it is 3100 [km.sup.2], exclusive of Papua New Guinea.
Based on these records, it is predicted that the species will eventually be shown to occur in the Gilbert and Caroline Islands as well.
In the Introduction, Petersen argues that similar patterns of traditional social organization in the Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands, and Mariana Islands, warrant a collective identification as Micronesian.
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.