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Type Country & Region
Pronounced Pron. /ˌmi.kro.ˈne.zi.ja/(Dutch) /ˌmaɪ.kroʊ.ˈniː.ʒə/(English) /mi.kɾo.ˈne.sja/(Spanish)  [key·simplify]

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