Saipan meaning

sī-păn, -pän, sīpăn
The largest island of the Northern Mariana Islands in the western Pacific Ocean. It was held by Spain, Germany, and Japan before being captured by US troops in July 1944 during World War II. It was part of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands from 1947 to 1978 and now serves as the capital of the Northern Marianas.
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(place) Island in the W Pacific: seat of government of the Northern Mariana Islands: 47 sq mi (122 sq km)
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