Northern Mariana Islands
geographical name islands W Pacific; in Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands 1947-76 & a United States commonwealth since 1986; area 184 square miles (478 square kilometers), population 69,221

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  • Northern Mariana Islands — group of islands in the W Pacific Ocean, including all of the Mariana Islands except Guam: a commonwealth in association with the U.S. since 1986, it was formerly part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (as part of the Mariana Islands) …   Universalium

  • Northern Mariana Islands — group of islands in the W Pacific Ocean, including all of the Mariana Islands except Guam: a commonwealth in association with the U.S. since 1986, it was formerly part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (as part of the Mariana Islands) …   English World dictionary

  • Northern Mariana Islands — This article is about the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands. For the Mariana Archipelago, see Mariana Islands. Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Sankattan Siha Na Islas Mariånas …   Wikipedia

  • Northern Mariana Islands — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Northern Mariana Islands <p></p> Background: <p></p> Under US administration as part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific, the people of the Northern Mariana… …   The World Factbook

  • Northern Mariana Islands — Îles Mariannes du Nord Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Northern Mariana Islands — noun a self governing territory comprising all of the Mariana Islands except Guam • Syn: ↑Northern Marianas • Instance Hypernyms: ↑district, ↑territory, ↑territorial dominion, ↑dominion • Part Holonyms: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Northern Mariana Islands — /mæriˈanə/ (say maree ahnuh) noun a self governing territory of the US, consisting of the islands of the Mariana group north of Guam; a Spanish colony and then a Japanese mandate before becoming a US trust territory after World War II; achieved… …   Australian English dictionary

  • Northern Mariana Islands — North′ern Marian′a Is′lands n. pl. geg a group of islands in the W Pacific, N of Guam: formerly a part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; since 1986 a commonwealth associated with the U.S. 52,284; 184 sq. mi. (477 sq. km) Cap.: Saipan …   From formal English to slang

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

  • Northern Mariana Islands — noun /ˈnɔː.ðən ˌmæɹ.iˈæn.ə ˈaɪ.ləndz,ˈnɔɹ.ðɚn ˌmɛɹ.iˈæn.ə ˈaɪ.ləndz/ An archipelago in the Western Pacific Ocean …   Wiktionary

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