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[tin-ee-uh n, tee-nee-ahn]
  1. an island in the W Pacific Ocean, part of the Northern Marianas Islands: World War II airbase. 40 sq. mi. (100 sq. km).
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Historical Examples of tinian

  • Downs (1946:96) reported that in 1945 the dove was abundant at Tinian.

    The Avifauna of Micronesia, Volume 3

    Rollin H. Baker

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

  • Birds from Saipan are slightly larger than birds from Tinian.

  • Coultas obtained only a few birds at Tinian and Saipan in 1931.

  • These were, as we afterwards learned, the islands of Saypan, Tinian and Aguigan.