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(English) Islands of the western Pacific Ocean east of the Philippines, widely scattered between 1° N and 21° N and 131° E and 177° E; a subdivision of Oceania. Includes the Mariana, the Palau, Caroline, Marshall, and Gilbert Islands. Political divisions: Kiribati, Tuvalu, Guam, Nauru, and the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands. The Federal States of Micronesia comprise the islands of Yap, Ponape, Truk, and Kusaie. (See also: Oceania)
(French) Iles de l'est de l'océan Pacifique de l'ouest des Philippines, largement éparpillé entre 1° N et 21° N et 131° E et 177° E ; une subdivision d'Oceania. Inclut les Îles Mariannes, le Palau, les Îles Carolines, les Îles Marshall, et les Îles Gilbert. Divisions politiques : la Kiribati, le Tuvalu, Guam, la Nauru, et le Territoire de la Confiance des Iles du Pacifique. Les États Fédéraux de la Micronésie comprennent les îles Yap, Ponape, Truk, et Kusaie. (See also: Oceania)
(Portuguese) Ilhas do Pacífico oeste, a este das Filipinas. (See also: Oceania)

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