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Saipan

[ sahy-pan ]
/ saɪˈpæn /
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noun
an island in and the capital of the North Mariana Islands in the N Pacific, about 1,350 miles (2,173 km) S of Japan: taken by U.S. forces June–July 1944. 71 sq. mi. (184 sq. km).
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Saipan
/ (saɪˈpæn) /

noun
an island in the W Pacific, administrative centre of the US associated territory of the Northern Mariana Islands (on Capitol Hill); captured by the Americans and used as an air base until the end of World War II. Pop: 62 392 (2000). Area: 180 sq km (70 sq miles)
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