A self-governing territory in the western Pacific, comprising the Mariana Islands with the exception of the southernmost, Guam; population 51,500 (est. 2009); languages, English (official), Austronesian languages; capital, Chalan Kanoa (on Saipan). The Northern Marianas are constituted as a self-governing commonwealth in union with the United States.
Definition of Northern Marianas in:
- The US English dictionary