Belau

Belau

[buh-lou]
noun
a group of Pacific islands in the W part of the Caroline group: taken by U.S. forces after severe fighting 1944; formerly a Japanese mandate, then under U.S. trusteeship; gained independence 1981. 171 sq. mi. (443 sq. km).
Formerly Palau Islands.
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Belau (bəˈlaʊ)
 
n
an alternative name for the (Republic of) Palau

Palau or Belau (pɑːˈlaʊ)
 
n
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
 
n

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