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Sai·pan(sī-păn′, -pän′, sī′păn)
The largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It was held by Spain, Germany, and Japan before being captured by US troops in July 1944 during World War II. It was part of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1947 to 1978 and now serves as the capital of the Northern Marianas.
Sai′pa·nese′ (-nēz′, -nēs′) adj. & n.
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(Placename) an island in the W Pacific, administrative centre of the US associated territory of the Northern Mariana Islands (on Capitol Hill); captured by the Americans and used as an air base until the end of World War II. Pop: 62 392 (2000). Area: 180 sq km (70 sq miles)
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an island in and the capital of the Northern Mariana Islands in the W Pacific. 15,000; 71 sq. mi. (184 sq. km).
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|Noun||1.||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|
Saipan - US forces captured the island from the Japanese in July 1944; it was an important air base until the end of World War II
|2.||Saipan - US forces captured the island from the Japanese in July 1944; it was an important air base until the end of World War II|
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
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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