Saipan

geographical name
Sai·​pan | \ sī-ˈpan How to pronounce Saipan (audio) , -ˈpän, ˈsī-ˌpan, -ˌpän\

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

Note: 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.

Other Words from Saipan

Saipanese \ ˌsī-​pə-​ˈnēz How to pronounce Saipanese (audio) , -​ˈnēs \ adjective or noun

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