Definition of Saipan
island of the western Pacific Ocean in the south central Mariana Islands area 47 square miles (122 square kilometers), population 48,220 ◆In 1920, Saipan was included in a Japanese mandate under the League of Nations. In World War II, it was captured by U.S. troops after fierce fighting during June and July of 1944. It served as a major American air base from November 1944 until the end of the war.
Saipaneseplay \ˌsī-pə-ˈnēz, -ˈnēs\ adj or noun
SAIPAN Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of Saipan for English Language Learners
: island in the U.S., in the Northern Mariana Islands
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