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Tarawa

[ tuh-rah-wuh, tar-uh-wah, tah-rah-wah ]
/ təˈrɑ wə, ˈtær əˌwɑ, ˈtɑ rɑˌwɑ /
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noun

one of the Gilbert Islands, in the central Pacific; capital, since 1979, of the independent nation of Kiribati: U.S. victory over Japanese forces after severe fighting, November, 1943. 14 sq. mi. (36 sq. km).

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Tarawa
/ (təˈrɑːwə) /

noun

an atoll in Kiribati, occupying a chain of islets surrounding a lagoon in the W central Pacific: the capital of Kiribati, Bairiki, is on this atoll. Pop: 45 989 (2005)
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