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.Full name Federated States of Micronesia
From Greek mikros ‘small’ + nēsos ‘island’.
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