country on a group of islands in the W Pacific Ocean
of the Caroline
Islands: formerly a Japanese mandate
& formerly (1947-86) part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands: 70 sq mi
(181 sq km); pop. 43,000; cap
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Word origin of 'Marshall Islands'after John Marshall, Brit explorer (1788)