Northern Mariana Islands


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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.
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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)
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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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Effective April 29, 2008, the Treasury adopted final regulations under [section]935 that provide identical treatment for residents of Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands. See Treas.
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The Northern Mariana Islands, which the United States took from Japan after World War II, are home to 52,000 people, the majority of whom are US citizens or US nationals.
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Under the settlement, Syngenta Seeds, a subsidiary of Syngenta AG, will spend $400,000 on eleven worker protection training sessions for growers in Hawaii, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands. Syngenta will also develop compliance kits for use at these trainings and for wider distribution in the agricultural community in English and four other languages commonly spoken by growers and farmworkers in the training locations.
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HONOLULU, Shawwal 24, 1437, July 29, 2016, SPA -- Authorities say a strong earthquake has hit off the coast of the Northern Mariana Islands near Saipan in the northwestern Pacific Ocean, according to AP.
The Supreme Court's 4-4 tie March 29 upholds the circuit court's decision in the matter, but the effect of the law limits its scope to the territory of the court: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Oregon and Washington state, plus Guam and the Northern Mariana Islands.
AGANA, GUAM, Mar 10, 2016 - (JCN Newswire) - DOCOMO PACIFIC Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of NTT DOCOMO, Inc., and NEC Corporation (NEC; TSE: 6701) today announced the signing of a contract to build ATISA, an optical submarine cable system that will connect Guam with the Commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands.

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