Ladrone Islands
geographical name — see Mariana Islands

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Ladrone Islands — noun a chain of coral and volcanic islands in Micronesia (including Guam and the Northern Marianas) halfway between New Guinea and Japan; discovered by Magellan in 1521 • Syn: ↑Mariana Islands, ↑Marianas • Instance Hypernyms: ↑archipelago • Part… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Ladrone Islands — n. former name of Mariana Islands, group of volcanic and coral islands in the West Pacific Ocean …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Ladrone Islands — /leuh drohn / former name of Mariana Islands. Also called Ladrones /leuh drohnz /; Sp. /lah dhrddaw nes/. * * * …   Universalium

  • Ladrone Islands — /lədroʊn ˈaɪləndz/ (say luhdrohn uyluhndz) plural noun former name of Mariana Islands. Also, Ladrones /ləˈdroʊnz/ (say luh drohnz), / neɪs/ (say nays) …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mariana Islands — /mair ee an euh, mar , mair , mar /; Sp. /mah rddee ah nah/ a group of 15 small islands in the Pacific, E of the Philippines: divided into Guam, a possession of the U.S., and the North Marianas, formally under U.S. trusteeship. 453 sq. mi. (1127… …   Universalium

  • Mariana Islands — /mæriˌanə ˈaɪləndz/ (say maree.ahnuh uyluhndz) plural noun 1. Also, Marianas. a group of fifteen small islands in the Pacific, east of the Philippine Islands, forming two separate US dependencies. 1006 km2. Formerly (1521–1668), Ladrone Islands,… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Mariana Islands, Prefecture Apostolic of —     Prefecture Apostolic of Mariana Islands     † Catholic Encyclopedia ► Prefecture Apostolic of Mariana Islands     The Marianas Archipelago (also called the Ladrone Islands) is a chain of fifteen islands in the Northern Pacific, situated… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Mariana Islands — noun a chain of coral and volcanic islands in Micronesia (including Guam and the Northern Marianas) halfway between New Guinea and Japan; discovered by Magellan in 1521 • Syn: ↑Marianas, ↑Ladrone Islands • Instance Hypernyms: ↑archipelago • Part… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mariana Islands — or formerly Ladrone Islands geographical name islands W Pacific S of Bonin Islands; comprise commonwealth of Northern Mariana Islands & Guam …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Mariana Islands — • The Marianas Archipelago (also called the Ladrone Islands) is a chain of fifteen islands in the Northern Pacific, first discovered in 1521 by Magellan Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006 …   Catholic encyclopedia

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