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 107,400 (est. 2009); capital, Palikir; languages, English (official) and Austronesian languages.

Origin

From Greek mikros small + nēsos island.

Pronunciation:

Micronesia

/ˌmīkrəˈnēZHə/