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Type Country & Region
Pronounced Pron. mee-kro-NEH-zee-ya(Dutch) mie-kro-NEE-zhə(English) mee-kro-NEH-sya(Spanish)  [key·IPA]

Meaning & History

From Greek μικρός (mikrós) meaning "small, little" and νῆσος (nesos) meaning "island". This is the name of a subregion of Oceania as well as an island country. In Dutch, this spelling only refers to the country (see Micronesië for the form referring to the geographic region).
Added 4/25/2020 by anonymous
Edited 10/1/2020 by HL