Northern mariana islands

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Northern Mariana Islands (ˌmærɪˈɑːnə)
 
n
a US commonwealth territory in the N Pacific, formerly part of the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands (1947--87). Capital: Saipan island (Capitol Hill). Pop: 84 000 (2007 est). Area: 477 sq km (184 sq miles)

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