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Micronesia   /mˌaɪkroʊnˈiʒə/   Listen
Micronesia

noun
1.
A country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United States; achieved independence in 1986.  Synonyms: Federated States of Micronesia, TT.
2.
The islands in the northwestern part of Oceania.






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"Micronesia" Quotes from Famous Books



... altogether unreasonable, considering the imperfect teaching of physical geography, the extent of this planet, the multitude of its productions, and the enormous number of islands composing Polynesia, Micronesia, and Melanesia, it is necessary to preface the following letters with as many preliminary statements as shall ...
— The Hawaiian Archipelago • Isabella L. Bird

... While the former hold especially the immense, almost continental, regions of Australia (New Holland) and New Guinea, and also the larger archipelagos, such as New Hebrides, Solomon Islands, Fiji (Viti) Archipelago—that is, the western areas—the north and east, Micronesia and Polynesia, were occupied by lighter-colored peoples. So the first division into Melanesia and Polynesia has in latest times come to be of value, and the dogma once fixed has remained. For the Polynesians are by many allied to the Malays, while the blacks ...
— The Former Philippines thru Foreign Eyes • Fedor Jagor; Tomas de Comyn; Chas. Wilkes; Rudolf Virchow.



Words linked to "Micronesia" :   Nauru, Kolonia, Marshall Islands, Oceania, Pleasant Island, archipelago, Austronesia, Marianas, Ladrone Islands, country, land, Caroline Islands, Gilbert and Ellice Islands, Republic of Kiribati, Mariana Islands, state, Kiribati, Ellice Islands, Oceanica, Tuvalu, Nauru Island



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