Definition of Marshall Islands in English:

Marshall Islands

(also the Marshalls)

proper noun

  • A country consisting of two chains of islands in the NW Pacific; population 64,500 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), local Austronesian languages; capital, Majuro.

Origin

Named after John Marshall, an English adventurer who visited the islands in 1788.

Pronunciation:

Marshall Islands

/ˈmɑːʃl ˌʌɪləndz/