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Noun: Saipan  sI'pan
  1. The largest island in the Northern Marianas and the administrative centre 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

Type of: amphibious assault, island

Part of: Northern Mariana Islands, Northern Marianas, Second World War, World War 2, World War II

Encyclopedia: Saipan, Northern Mariana Islands