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an island in the W central Pacific Ocean, in the Gilbert Islands group of Kiribati.
Historical Examples

It is somewhat inferior to Banaba, but supplies its place when Banaba is scarce.
The Philippine Islands John Foreman

an island in the SW Pacific, in the Republic of Kiribati. Phosphates were mined by Britain (1900–79). Area: about 5 sq km (2 sq miles). Pop: 301 (2005) Also called Ocean Island


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