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Marshall Islands

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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • An island country in the central Pacific Ocean. Inhabited by Micronesian peoples, the islands were sighted by Spanish explorers in the early 1500s and were governed successively by Spain, Germany, and Japan before being captured in 1944 by the United States during World War II. In 1947 they became part of a US trust territory, during which time the United States carried out nuclear tests on Enewetak and Bikini atolls. The islands became self-governing in 1979 and attained independence in 1986. Majuro is the capital.

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  • proper noun A country in Oceania. Official name: Republic of the Marshall Islands.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a republic (under United States protection) on the Marshall Islands
  • noun a group of coral islands in eastern Micronesia

Etymologies

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Islands named after John Marshall.

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