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Palau or Belau (pɑːˈlaʊ)
Republic of Palau Former name: Pelew Islands a republic comprising a group of islands in the W Pacific, in the W Caroline Islands; administratively part of the UN Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands 1947--87; entered into an agreement of free association with the US (1980); became fully independent in 1994. Chief island: Babelthuap. Capital: Melekeok, on Babelthuap (functions moved from Koror in 2006). Pop: 20 000 (2003 est). Area: 476 sq km (184 sq miles)
Belau or Belau

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1. a republic in the western central Pacific Ocean in association with the United States 
2. a chain of more than 200 islands about 400 miles long in the western central Pacific Ocean 
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