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Palau

Syllabification: Pa·lau
Pronunciation: /pəˈlou
 
/
(also Belau /bəˈlou/)

Definition of Palau in English:

A republic in the western Pacific Ocean, a group of about 100 of the Caroline Islands; population 20,800 (est. 2009); capital, Melekeok; languages, English, Palauan, Sonsorolese, Tobi, and Angaur.

It became a part of the US Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands in 1947, began self-governing internally in 1980, and achieved independence in 1994

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