Caroline Islands

plural noun
  1. 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. (1,360 sq. km).

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How to use Caroline Islands in a sentence

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

    Folkways | 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.

  • I got a job as assistant wireless man at a lonely station on one of the Caroline Islands.

  • 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

British Dictionary definitions for Caroline Islands

Caroline Islands

pl n
  1. 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)

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