Chuuk Islands

plural noun
a group of the Caroline Islands, in the N Pacific: part of the Federated States of Micronesia; an important Japanese naval base in World War II. 50 sq. mi. (130 sq. km).
Also called Chuuk.
Formerly Truk Islands, Truk. Unabridged

Truk Islands

[truhk, trook]
plural noun
former name of Chuuk Islands.
Also called Truk. Unabridged
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Truk Islands (trʌk)
pl n
a group of islands in the W Pacific, in the E Caroline Islands: administratively part of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1947; became self-governing in 1979 as part of the Federated States of Micronesia; consists of 11 chief islands; a major Japanese naval base during World War II. Pop: 53 381 (2006). Area: 130 sq km (50 sq miles)

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