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Marshall Islands

Marshall Islands, an archipelago in the West Pacific, situated to the east of the Caroline Islands, consist of two groups of coral reefs, called respectively the Ratak and the Ralik chains. The whole thirty islands have an area of about 107 square miles. They were annexed by Germany in 1885. Cocoa-nut palms and bread-fruit trees abound, and copra is exported. The inhabitants are skilful weavers.