Chuuk Islands

[ choo k ]
/ tʃʊk /

plural noun

a group of the Caroline Islands, in the N Pacific: part of the Federated States of Micronesia; an important Japanese naval base in World War II. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).

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Also called Chuuk. Formerly Truk Islands [truhk, troo k] /trʌk, trʊk/, Truk.
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