Pronunciation: (sī-pan'), [key]
an island in and the capital of the North Mariana Islands in the N Pacific, about 1350 mi. (2173 km) S of Japan: taken by U.S. forces June–July 1944. 14,000; 71 sq. mi. (184 sq. km).
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