Definition of Micronesia in English:

Micronesia

proper noun

  • 1A region of the western Pacific Ocean, north of Melanesia and north and west of Polynesia. It includes the Mariana, Caroline, and Marshall island groups and Kiribati.

  • 2A country in the western Pacific Ocean, north of the equator, composed of hundreds of islands in the Caroline Islands group; population 104,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Palikir; languages, English (official) and Austronesian languages.

Origin

From Greek mikros ‘small’ + nēsos ‘island’.

Pronunciation

Micronesia

/ˌmīkrəˈnēZHə//ˌmaɪkrəˈniʒə/