Line Islands

[ lahyn ]
/ laɪn /

noun (used with a plural verb)

a group of islands in the central Pacific Ocean, S of the Hawaiian Islands: eight belong to the Republic of Kiribati, three are U.S. dependencies. 193 sq. mi. (500 sq. km).

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Also called Equatorial Islands.
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British Dictionary definitions for line islands

Line Islands

pl n

a group of coral islands in the central Pacific, including Tabuaeran, Teraina, and Kiritimati: part of Kiribati, with Palmyra and Jarvis administered by the US
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