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  1. Kwajalein(noun)

    an atoll in the western Marshall Islands that was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War II

  2. Kwajalein(noun)

    an amphibious assault in the Pacific in World War II (January 1944); American forces landed and captured a Japanese air base

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  1. Kwajalein Atoll

    Kwajalein Atoll, is part of the Republic of the Marshall Islands. The southernmost and largest island in the atoll is named Kwajalein Island, which its majority English-speaking residents often called by the shortened name, Kwaj. 13,500 Marshall Islanders live on the rest of the atoll, mostly on Ebeye Island. The total land area of the atoll amounts to just over 16 square miles. The atoll lies in the Ralik Chain, 2,100 nautical miles southwest of Honolulu, Hawaii, at 8°43′N 167°44′E / 8.717°N 167.733°E.

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