Meaning of Marshall Islands

Mar'shall Is'lands

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a group of 24 atolls in the N Pacific: formerly mandated to Japan; now under U.S. trusteeship. 27,096; 74 sq. mi. (192 sq. km).
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