Kate Monk's Onomastikon

(Dictionary of Names)


Capital : Agana

This, the largest of the Mariana Islands, was ceded to the USA by Spain in 1898 and except for being under Japanese occupation from 1941-4, remained in a US territory until gaining full US citizenship and self-government in 1950. A 1982 referendum was in favour of a commonwealth status in association with the US. The Northern Mariana Islands, capital Saipan, are also a US territory.

This collection of names was compiled by Kate Monk and is ©1997, Kate Monk.

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