Northern Mariana Islands

geographical name
Northern Mar·​i·​ana Islands | \ ˌmer-ē-ˈa-nə How to pronounce Northern Mariana Islands (audio) \

Definition of Northern Mariana Islands

islands of the western Pacific Ocean that were part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands 1947–76 and that have constituted a U.S. commonwealth since 1986; area 184 square miles (478 square kilometers), population 53,883

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“Northern Mariana Islands.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Northern%20Mariana%20Islands. Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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