Definitions for kwajaleinˈkwɑ dʒəˌleɪn, -lən
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an atoll in the western Marshall Islands that was used as a Japanese air and naval base during World War II
an amphibious assault in the Pacific in World War II (January 1944); American forces landed and captured a Japanese air base
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 /ˈkwɑːdʒ/. 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 6 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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