Palau

geographical name
Pa·​lau | \ pə-ˈlau̇ How to pronounce Palau (audio) \
variants: or Belau \ bə-​ˈlau̇ How to pronounce Palau (audio) \

Definition of Palau

island group in the western Pacific Ocean that comprises a republic and that is usually considered part of the Caroline Islands; capital Ngerulmud in the state of Melekeok population 21,500

Other Words from Palau

Palauan \ pə-​ˈlau̇-​ən How to pronounce Palau (audio) \ noun

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“Palau.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Palau. Accessed 11 May. 2021.

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