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Midway Islands
 
island group (2 sq mi/5.2 sq km), central Pacific, c.1,150 mi (1,850 km) NW of Honolulu, comprising Sand and Eastern islands with the surrounding atoll. It is an inactive U.S. military base with no indigenous population. Discovered by Americans in 1859, Midway was annexed in 1867.—continue at Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. (Copyright © 2003 Columbia University Press.
 
Pronunciation:  md´w´´ from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition. Copyright © 2000 by Houghton Mifflin Company.
 
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