Marshall Islands Abbreviations

MH is the abbreviation for Marshall Islands, the 189th largest country in the world. Officially the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Marshall Islands is a country located in Oceania, bordering 4 countries – Federated States of Micronesia, Kiribati, Nauru, and Wake Island. Majuro is the capital city of Marshall Islands. Major cities include Majuro (population: 25,389), Ebaye (population: 14,989), Arno (population: 2,057), Jabor (population: 1,189), Wotje (population: 869), Mili (population: 843), Namdrik (population: 803), Ebon (population: 703), Kili (population: 591), and Likiep (population: 471).

Country Profile

  • Capital: Majuro
  • Language: English, Marshallese
  • Area: 181.43 km2
  • Population: 53,055
  • Currency: United States dollar (USD)
  • Time zone: UTC+12
  • Calling code: 692
  • ISO 2-Letter Abbreviation: MH
  • UN 3-Letter Abbreviation: MHL
  • Internet TLD: .mh
  • State Government Website: http://rmiembassyus.org

Map of Marshall Islands

List of Marshall Islands Acronyms

The most commonly used abbreviations about Marshall Islands are MH which stands for Marshall Islands and USD which means United States dollar (Marshall Islands currency). In the following table, you can see all acronyms related to Marshall Islands, including abbreviations for airport, city, school, port, government, and etc.

MH: Marshall Islands

Abbreviation Meaning
MISTRESS Air Marshall Islands
MRS Air Marshall Islands
AMI Air Marshall Islands, Inc.
BMRMC British Motor Racing Marshalls Club
DMSR Dave Marshall Salmon Reserve
DHM Denton Harper Marshall
DPM Deputy Provost Marshall
DMIP Dizzy Marshall Ibn Poe
DMHL Doug Marshall Hockey League
ENGINEER Earl Marshall
EM Earl Marshall
FMK Field Marshalling Kiosk
FM Fire Marshall
FLM Flight Line Marshaller
MC George C. Marshall European Center for Security Studies
GCMI George C. Marshall Institute
GMF German Marshall Fund
GMP Global Marshall Plan
GMPI Global Marshall Plan Initiative
GM Grand Marshall
GSM Guntzelman-Sullivan-Marshall Productions
JAT Jabat, Marshall Islands – Jabat International
JMH James Marshall Hendrix
JTM Jim T. Marshall
JMBA John Marshall Bar Association
JMHS John Marshall High School
JMLS John Marshall Law School
KWA Kwajalein, Marshall Islands
MAJ Majuro, Marshall Islands – International
MACC Marshall Aid Commemoration Commission
MANE Marshall Alumni Networking Event
MABA Marshall Area Business Association
MAFAC Marshall Area Fine Arts Council
MBB Marshall Blues Breaker
MBM Marshall Bruce Mathers
MCLC Marshall Cavendish Language Centre
MCC Marshall County Central
MESA Marshall Engineers and Scientists Association
MGP Marshall Genuine Products
MGI Marshall Gobuty International USA, Inc.
MHII Marshall Holdings International, Inc.
MHP Marshall Honors Program
MHL Marshall Islands
MH Marshall Islands
RM Marshall Islands
MIITF Marshall Islands Intergenerational Trust Fund
MIPS Marshall Islands Postal Service
MISSA Marshall Islands Social Security Administration
MIVA Marshall Islands Visitors Authority
MM Marshall Mathers
MMLP Marshall Mathers LP
MMCN Marshall Medical Center North
MMCG Marshall Miller Communications Group
MMB Marshall Municipal Band
MPAI Marshall Plan Advisors, Inc.
MRBA Marshall Ramsey Blogaholics Anonymous
MRAD Marshall Research and Development Corporation
MSB Marshall School of Business
MSFC Marshall Space Flight Center
MSGR Marshall Space Grant Research
MSDGC Marshall Street Disc Golf Championship
MTB Marshall Tucker Band
MU-2 Marshall University
OMAN Marshall University
MU Marshall University
MUGC Marshall University Graduate College
MURC Marshall University Research Corporation
MWAH Marshall W. Alworth Hall
MCB Marshall’s Civic Band
MDER Marshalled Deployability
MD Marshalled Deployability
MAEST Marshalling Area
MA Marshalling Area
MACO Marshalling Area Control Officer
MMK Marshall-Marchetti-Krantz Procedure
MEC Marshalls Energy Company, Inc.
MSS Marshall-Smith Syndrome
MCBD Marshalltown Central Business District
MEDIC Marshalltown Economic Development Impact Committee
NMBC Neal Marshall Black Culture Center
PMEA Paul Marshall Excellence Award
PDMES Process Data Marshalling
PDM Process Data Marshalling
PMG Provost Marshall General
RMJ R. Marshall Jones, Inc.
RMC Ray Marshall Center
RMI Republic of the Marshall Islands
RMJM Robert Matthew Johnson-Marshall
SFM State Fire Marshall
TMG The Marshall Group
TMA Thurgood Marshall Academy
TMC Thurgood Marshall College
TGM Thurgood Marshall Elementary School
TMLSS Thurgood Marshall Legal Society
TMSF Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund, Inc.
TMSL Thurgood Marshall School of Law
TMWA Timothy Marshall Walters & Associates
TCMI Trust Company of the Marshall Islands
WMMA West Marshall Merchants Association

Geography

The Marshall Islands consists of 29 atolls and five major islands in the Pacific. The islands form two chains, one called Ratak (sunrise), and the other Ralik (sunset). Two-thirds of the population lives on the Majuro Atoll and on the island of Ebebe in the Kwajalein Atoll. The whole country is less than 10 meters above sea level. and the environment is tropical hot and humid all year round. The northernmost islands and atolls often receive less rainfall than the rest of the country, which can lead to extreme drought. From March to April, and October to November, large tropical cyclones often occur.

Due to the low topograph of the Marshall Islands, sea level rise, flood and tropical storms are the biggest environmental challenges for the country. If sea level rise continues as it does today, the entire country is at risk of being submerged by 2030. Radioactivity from test explosions of nuclear weapons in the 50s also poses a significant environmental risk. Both nature and people in the country are exposed to high radioactivity, which has led to many cancer cases among the country’s inhabitants.

History

The Marshall Islands were first populated by Micronesian peoples around 2000 BCE. Little is known about the culture of the early civilization of the islands. In 1526, the islands were discovered, but not colonized, by Spanish seafarers. The first Europeans to colonize the islands were British seafarers in 1788, but in 1884 they became part of the German Empire. During World War I, Japan occupied the area, and the islands remained under Japanese control until US forces occupied the islands during World War II. In 1947, the United Nations decided that the islands should be managed by the United States, and that the Americans be allowed to establish military bases there. Until 1958, the United States used the islands to test nuclear weapons. The radioactive fallout from the test blasts made several of the islands uninhabitable.

In 1986, the Marshall Islands gained independence. An agreement on free association with the United States was signed. The agreement states that the United States may have military bases in the country, against being responsible for its defense and providing financial assistance annually. Since independence, questions about claims for damages following the nuclear explosions have been an important political issue.

Society and politics

The Marshall Islands is a democratic republic. The president is both the head of state and the prime minister, and is determined by an elected parliament. Although the governance is democratic, the traditional sound culture is important. Almost all the presidents have been traditional chieftains. There are no formal political parties, instead they form political groups based on individual cases or customer affiliation.

The Marshall Islands’ society is characterized by the transition from the traditional hierarchical clan system to a modern society. Traditionally, the land was structured around matri-linear clans (where the clan’s land and titles are inherited on the mother’s side of the family). In the transition to a modern society, women’s ability to inherit land has diminished. In addition, women are under-represented in politics and in other positions of power. Despite the country being relatively poor and underdeveloped, US aid has contributed to the well-being of the health and education system. The introduction of Western products and eating habits has led to the spread of health and lifestyle diseases such as obesity, diabetes, and alcohol abuse throughout the country.

Economics and Commerce

The Marshall Islands economy is entirely dependent on US aid. More than half of the country’s income comes in the form of aid. Disregarding US support, the country’s economy has been weak since the 1980s. Unemployment is a widespread problem, especially in the more remote islands.

The state is the most important employer in the country, employing about 40 percent of the population. The most important industries are fishing and sale of fishing licenses to other states. Fish is also the country’s most important export commodity. Because almost all food and a variety of other products are imported, the country has a large trade deficit (they import more than they export). The tourism industry is the main source of foreign investment. However, a lack of infrastructure has made further development of this sector difficult. In addition, economic development in the country is slow and problematic, as the island state has a lack of infrastructure, a limited internal market, and few jobs.

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