from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- Formerly Pe·lew (pə-lo͞oˈ, pē-)Palau A group of about 200 volcanic islands and islets in the Caroline Islands of the western Pacific Ocean. When the Carolines became part of the Federated States of Micronesia in 1978, Palau chose to form a republic in free association with the United States, which became effective in 1994. The capital is Koror. Population: 20,800.
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- proper n. A country in Oceania. Official name: Republic of Palau.
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- n. a republic in the western central Pacific Ocean in association with the United States
- n. a chain of more than 200 islands about 400 miles long in the western central Pacific Ocean
Palauan Belau ("Palau"), traditionally derived from Palauan aidebelau ("indirect replies") in reference to the island's creation story. (Wiktionary)