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Midway Islands

Syllabification: Mid·way Is·lands

Definition of Midway Islands in English:

Two small islands, in the central Pacific Ocean, in the western part of the Hawaiian chain, surrounded by a coral atoll. The islands were annexed by the US in 1867 and remain a US territory and naval base. They were the scene of the decisive Battle of Midway in 1942, in which Japanese expansion in the Pacific Ocean was ended.

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