- 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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Downs (1946:96) reported that in 1945 the dove was abundant at Tinian.
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.Anson's Voyage Round the World