Micronesia, Federated States of
geographical name islands W Pacific in the Carolines comprising Kosrae, Pohnpei, Chuuk, & Yap; part of former Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; internally self-governing since 1986

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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