Micronesia

geographical name
Mi·​cro·​ne·​sia | \ ˌmī-krə-ˈnē-zhə How to pronounce Micronesia (audio) , -shə \

Definition of Micronesia

the islands of the western Pacific east of the Philippines and north of Melanesia including the Caroline, Kiribati, Mariana, and Marshall groups

— see also micronesian

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“Micronesia.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Micronesia. Accessed 2 Dec. 2021.

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