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Pe·lew

 (pə-lo͞o′, pē-)
See Palau.
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Noun1.Pelew - a chain of more than 200 islands about 400 miles long in the western central Pacific OceanPelew - a chain of more than 200 islands about 400 miles long in the western central Pacific Ocean
Palau, Republic of Palau, TT - a republic in the western central Pacific Ocean in association with the United States
Pacific, Pacific Ocean - the largest ocean in the world
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Its empire eventually encompassed colonies, protectorates, and concessions in Togo, East Africa, Southwest Africa, Cameroon, Samoa, Kiautschou (modern-day Qingdao), the northeastern part of new Guinea, the islands of Opolu and Sawaii in Samoa, and the Caroline, Pelew, Marianne, and Marshall Islands in the Pacific (Henderson 66).
He was swayed in his formative years as a poet by the Christian Pacific adventurer Captain Wilson's account of "The Interesting and Affecting History of Prince Lee Boo," a native of the Pelew Islands, as related by Keate.
A new term in geography, used to designate a great number of isles in the Pacific ocean, as the Pelew isles, the Ladrones, the Carolines, the Sandwich isles, the Marquesas, the Society isles and the Friendly isles.