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Saipan

[ sahy-pan ]

noun

  1. 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).


Saipan

/ saɪˈpæn /

noun

  1. 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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With more than 400 national park sites covering all 50 states, the District of Columbia, American Samoa, Guam, Puerto Rico, Saipan, and the Virgin Islands, there’s a national park close to your home.

See, my sister and I were born and raised on the island of Saipan in the Northern Mariana Islands, a United States territory just north of Guam, where the movie was filmed.

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Military presence was unfortunately natural to me growing up in Saipan.

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She ended up in prison on the island of Saipan where she either was executed or died of dysentery.

Until this week, the last time Guam and Saipan were fought over was during World War II.

In 1931, Coultas found the bird at Tinian but not at Saipan.

Yamashina in 1942 described the populations at Saipan and Almagan as distinct.

Coultas obtained only one specimen on his visit to Saipan in 1931.

The bird at Saipan seemingly has no relationships with the Hawaiian honey-eaters.

Birds from Saipan are slightly larger than birds from Tinian.

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