- Pacific Islands
- /pəsɪfɪk ˈaɪləndz/ (say puhsifik 'uyluhndz)
Trust Territory of the, a former United Nations trusteeship administered by the United States, consisting of an island group lying in the western Pacific Ocean, comprising 2141 islands of the Caroline, Marshall and Mariana groups; dissolved 1990; the area now consists of the Northern Mariana Islands (a US self-governing commonwealth) and three independent nations: the Federated States of Micronesia, the Marshall Islands, and Palau.
Australian English dictionary. 2014.
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