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Region in the Pacific Ocean, north of Melanesia and mostly north of the equator, encompassing about 2,000 tropical islands and island groups, including the Caroline Islands, Guam, the Mariana Islands, Nauru, the Marshall Islands, and the Gilbert Islands. Micronesia means "tiny islands," and a majority of the region's landforms are indeed nothing more than low-lying coral atolls. Waves move acros...

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