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Caroline Islands

plural noun
a group of more than 500 islands in the Pacific, E of the Philippines: formerly a Japanese mandate; now under U.S. trusteeship. 525 sq. mi. (1360 sq. km). Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018.
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Historical Examples
  • The Caroline Islands consist of 41 island clusters or isolated islands (exclusive of submerged coral reefs).

  • The Caroline Islands, for example, present a "broad front" for wanderers from the Melanesian islands.

  • In Micronesia the birds dispersed to various groups of islands from some point in the Caroline Islands.

  • One day, when I was residing in the Caroline Islands, a pair of live birds were brought to me by the natives, who had snared them.

    The Call Of The South Louis Becke
  • In the Caroline Islands men may not eat with their wives when pregnant, but small boys are allowed to do so.

    Taboo and Genetics

    Melvin Moses Knight, Iva Lowther Peters, and Phyllis Mary Blanchard
  • Ltke's instructions were now to spend the winter in the exploration of the Caroline Islands.

  • Kittlitz was the first to publish an account of these birds in the Caroline Islands.

  • In the Caroline Islands such houses are institutions of social and religious importance.


    William Graham Sumner
  • All further attempt to subdue the Caroline Islands was necessarily postponed.

    The Philippine Islands John Foreman
  • A typical fishing expedition among the natives of the Caroline Islands aptly illustrates this point of view.

British Dictionary definitions for Caroline Islands

Caroline Islands

plural noun
an archipelago of over 500 islands and islets in the W Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines, all of which are now part of the Federated States of Micronesia, except for the Palau group: formerly part of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; centre of a typhoon zone. Area: (land) 1183 sq km (457 sq miles)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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