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Caroline Islands

Definition/Scope: Archipelago in the western Pacific Ocean, the islands of which comprise the Federated States of Micronesia. The Carolines may be divided into two physiographic units: to the east, coral caps surmount mountains of volcanic origin; while to the west, the islands are sections of the Earth's crust that have been folded and pushed above the surface of the ocean.



Broader Terms:

Pacific Ocean islands

Narrower Terms:

Chuuk, Micronesia
Kosrae, Micronesia
Palau (Micronesia)
Pohnpei, Micronesia
Yap, Micronesia

Related Terms:

Micronesia


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