Marshall Islands

plural noun
  1. a group of 34 atolls in the western central Pacific Ocean: formerly a part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands; since 1986 a self-governing area associated with the United States. 70 square miles (181 square kilometers).

Other words from Marshall Islands

  • Mar·shall·ese [‐shuh-leez, ‐lees], /‐ʃəˈliz, ‐ˈlis/, noun, plural Mar·shall·ese, adjective

Words Nearby Marshall Islands Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use Marshall Islands in a sentence

  • A 2011 test flew 2,400 miles--from Hawaii to the Marshall Islands--and was considered a partial success.

  • Still, on small islands, such as the Coral and Marshall Islands, the natives construct their huts from pandan wood.

    Philippine Mats | Hugo H. Miller
  • In the event of that plea failing, what could Japan do, he asked, other than proceed to fortify the Marshall Islands?

    The Pacific Triangle | Sydney Greenbie
  • Already, as stated elsewhere, Japan has had in mind the fortification of the Marshall Islands.

    The Pacific Triangle | Sydney Greenbie
  • The record at Jaluit in the Marshall Islands may be questioned.

British Dictionary definitions for Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands

/ (ˈmɑːʃəl) /

pl n
  1. a republic, consisting of a group of 34 coral islands in the W central Pacific: formerly part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (1947–87); status of free association with the US from 1986; consists of two parallel chains, Ralik and Ratak. Official languages: Marshallese and English. Religion: Roman Catholic majority. Currency: US dollar. Capital: Delap-Uliga-Djarrit, on Majuro atoll. Pop: 69 747 (2013 est). Area: (land) 181 sq km (70 sq miles); (lagoon) 11 655 sq km (4500 sq miles)

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