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Micronesia


  • Here are entered works on the division of Oceania that consists of the Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Caroline Islands, Nauru, and Kiribati. Works on the Federated States of Micronesia, which consists of the four states of Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae, are entered under the name heading [Micronesia (Federated States).]
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    • found: Encyclop√¶dia Britannica online, April 25, 2018(The region of Micronesia lies between the Philippines and Hawaii and encompasses more than 2,000 islands, most of which are small and many of which are found in clusters. The region includes, from west to east, Palau (also known as Belau), Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands (which include Saipan), the Federated States of Micronesia (which include Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae), the Marshall Islands (which include Enewetak, Bikini, Rongelap, Kwajalein, and Majuro), Nauru, and Kiribati (formerly the Gilbert Islands, and which includes Banaba, formerly Ocean Island). Located for the most part north of the Equator, Micronesia includes the westernmost of the Pacific Islands.)
    • found: The Columbia gazetteer of the world, c1998(Micronesia, one of the 3 main divisions of Oceania, in W Pacific Ocean, mostly N of the equator. Micronesia as a geographical region includes the Caroline Islands, Marshall Islands, Palau (Belau), Mariana Isls., Gilbert Islands, and Nauru.)
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    • Here are entered works on the division of Oceania that consists of the Mariana Islands, Marshall Islands, Caroline Islands, Nauru, and Kiribati. Works on the Federated States of Micronesia, which consists of the four states of Yap, Chuuk, Pohnpei, and Kosrae, are entered under the name heading [Micronesia (Federated States).]
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    • 2004-06-09: new
    • 2018-07-13: revised
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