noun (used with a plural verb)
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Example sentences from the Web for Mariana Islands
As a territory of the United States, the Marianas could freely sell into the U.S. market.
But as a self-governing commonwealth, the Marianas were exempt from U.S. labor standards and even immigration laws.
The Marianas needed Abramoff only because the U.S. placed restrictions on Chinese textile exports into the U.S. markets.
A comparison of specimens from the Marianas with those from the Philippines reveals no significant difference between the two.
Bonaparte described the dove in the Marianas as new, naming it Streptopelia gaimardi.
Outside of the Philippines proper they were the missionaries on the Ladrones, or Marianas.A History of the Philippines|David P. Barrows
Service personnel stationed at various islands in the Marianas during the late war have not reported the birds.
In the Marianas it is apparently an uncommon migrant but it is considered to be a regular visitor in the Palau Islands.