Solomon Islands

Solomon Islands
geographical name islands W Pacific E of New Guinea divided between Papua New Guinea & the independent country (formerly a British protectorate) of the Solomon Islands (capital Honiara) area 11,500 square miles (29,785 square kilometers), population 349,000

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  • Solomon Islands — Solomon Islander. 1. an archipelago in the W Pacific Ocean, E of New Guinea; important World War II battles; politically divided between Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. 2. an independent country comprising the larger, SE part of this… …   Universalium

  • Solomon Islands — 1. country on a group of islands in the SW Pacific, east of New Guinea: formerly a British protectorate, it became independent & a member of the Commonwealth in 1978: 10,954 sq mi (28,371 sq km); pop. 286,000; cap. Honiara 2. group of islands… …   English World dictionary

  • Solomon Islands — (spr. ßóllŏmön aĭländs), englische Benennung der Salomoninseln (s. d.) …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Solomon Islands —   [ sɔləmən aɪləndz], amtlicher englischer Name der Salomoninseln …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Solomon Islands — For the group of islands rather than the state, see Solomon Islands (archipelago). Solomons redirects here. For the town in the eastern United States, see Solomons, Maryland. Solomon Islands …   Wikipedia

  • Solomon Islands — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Solomon Islands <p></p> Background: <p></p> The UK established a protectorate over the Solomon Islands in the 1890s. Some of the most bitter fighting of World War II… …   The World Factbook

  • Solomon Islands — Salomon (pays) « Îles Salomon » redirige ici. Pour les autres significations, voir Îles Salomon (homonymie) et Salomon …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Solomon Islands — /sɒləmən ˈaɪləndz/ (say soluhmuhn uyluhndz) noun 1. an archipelago in the south western Pacific Ocean, east of New Guinea, extending for almost 1450 km. 2. a parliamentary state in the south western Pacific Ocean consisting of most of the Solomon …   Australian English dictionary

  • Solomon Islands — noun 1. the southern Solomon Islands that since 1978 form an independent state in the British Commonwealth • Instance Hypernyms: ↑country, ↑state, ↑land • Part Holonyms: ↑Solomons • Part Meronyms: ↑Bougainville, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Solomon Islands — noun /ˈsɒl.ə.mən ˈaɪ.ləndz,ˈsɑ.lə.mən ˈaɪ.ləndz/ A country in Melanesia. Official name: Solomon Islands …   Wiktionary

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