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Saipan   /sˈeɪpən/   Listen
Saipan

noun
1.
The largest island in the Northern Marianas and the administrative center of the commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands in union with the United States.
2.
US forces captured the island from the Japanese in July 1944; it was an important air base until the end of World War II.






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"Saipan" Quotes from Famous Books



... that the mutineers had no idea that Guam was actually settled by the Spaniards. It is probable that they knew that Guam was owned by Spain, but no doubt thought that the island was inhabited only by natives, like Saipan and Rota in the same group. One of the two mutineers, who entertained friendly feelings towards him, told him that Mancillo's idea was to sell the brig to the islanders in return for liberty to lead his ideal of life—eating, drinking, sleeping, and keeping an extensive ...
— The South Seaman - An Incident In The Sea Story Of Australia - 1901 • Louis Becke



Words linked to "Saipan" :   amphibious assault, World War 2, Northern Mariana Islands, Northern Marianas, island, World War II, Second World War



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