Marshall Islands


Marshall Islands
/maʃəl ˈaɪləndz/ (say mahshuhl 'uyluhndz)

plural noun
a republic consisting of a group of 24 atolls in the central Pacific, about 3500 km south-west of Hawaii; ruled by Germany, Japan and, after World War II, by the US as part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; full independence and UN membership in 1991. 181 km2. Languages: Marshallese (Kajin-Majol), English. Currency: US dollar. Capital: Majuro.

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Marshall Islands — • These islands, a German possession since 1885, lying in the Pacific Ocean, east of the Caroline islands, between 4 and 13 N. lat., and 161 and 171 E. longitude, were discovered in 1529 by Saavedra, Villalobos and other Spanish mariners, and… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Marshall Islands — [after John Marshall, Brit explorer (1788)] country on a group of islands in the W Pacific Ocean, east of the Caroline Islands: formerly a Japanese mandate & formerly (1947 86) part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands: 70 sq mi (181 sq… …   English World dictionary

  • Marshall Islands — a country consisting of two 800 mile long chains of ↑coral ↑Atolls in the central Pacific Ocean. Population: 70,822 (2001). Capital: Majuro …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Marshall Islands — Republic of the Marshall Islands Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ[1][2] …   Wikipedia

  • Marshall Islands — Marshallese / sheuh leez , lees /, n., pl. ese, adj. n.pl. a group of 34 atolls in the W central Pacific: formerly a part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; since 1986 a self governing area associated with the U.S. 60,652; 70 sq. mi.… …   Universalium

  • Marshall Islands — Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ (marshallesisch) Republic of the Marshall Islands (englisch) Republik der Marshallinseln …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Marshall Islands — <p></p> <p></p> Introduction ::Marshall Islands <p></p> Background: <p></p> After almost four decades under US administration as the easternmost part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands …   The World Factbook

  • Marshall Islands — noun 1. a republic (under United States protection) on the Marshall Islands • Syn: ↑Republic of the Marshall Islands • Regions: ↑United States, ↑United States of America, ↑America, ↑the States, ↑US, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • Marshall Islands — Îles Marshall Aolepān Aorōkin M̧ajeļ (mr) Republic of the Marshall Islands (en) Îles Mars …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Marshall Islands — Republic of the Marshall Islands, republic consisting of islands that are in the northern Pacific Ocean and under the control of the USA …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Marshall Islands — noun /ˈmɑː.ʃəl ˈai.ləndz,ˈmɑɹ.ʃəl ˈai.ləndz/ A country in Oceania. Official name: Republic of the Marshall Islands …   Wiktionary


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