an island in the W central Pacific Ocean, in the Gilbert Islands group of Kiribati.
Also called Ocean Island.
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It is somewhat inferior to Banaba, but supplies its place when Banaba is scarce.The Philippine Islands
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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