from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- A group of Japanese islands in the northwest Pacific Ocean north of the Mariana Islands. Annexed by Japan in the late 19th century, the islands were administered by the United States from 1945 until 1968.
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- n. a group of Japanese Islands in the northwestern Pacific Ocean to the north of the Marianas
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