Definition of Marshall Islands in English:

Marshall Islands

(also the Marshalls)

proper noun

  • A country that consists of two chains of islands in the north-western Pacific Ocean; population 53,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Majuro; languages, English (official) and local Austronesian languages.

Origin

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

Pronunciation

Marshall Islands

/ˈmɑːʃl ˌʌɪləndz/