Meaning of North Mariana Islands

North' Maria'na Is'lands

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  1. a group of islands in the W Pacific Ocean, N of Guam: formerly a part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; since 1986 a commonwealth associated with the U.S. 18,400. 184 sq. mi. (477 sq. km).Cap.:Saipan.
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