Gilbert and Ellice
geographical name island group W Pacific; until 1976 a British colony; now divided into the independent countries of Kiribati and Tuvalu

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  • Gilbert and Ellice Islands —   [ gɪlbət ænd elɪs aɪlandz], ehemalige britische Kronkolonie im Pazifik, heute die Staaten Kiribati und Tuvalu …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Gilbert and Ellice Islands — Îles Gilbert et Ellice Pour les articles homonymes, voir Gilbert et Ellice (homonymie). Îles Gilbert et Ellice Gilbert and Ellice Islands …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gilbert and Ellice Islands — Infobox Former Country native name = Gilbert and Ellice Islands conventional long name = common name = Gilbert and Ellice Islands continent = Oceania region = country = era = status = Colony empire = British Empire event start = Protectorate year …   Wikipedia

  • Gilbert and Ellice Islands — /el is/ a former British colony, comprising the Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati), the Ellice Islands (now Tuvalu), and other widely scattered islands in the central Pacific Ocean. * * * Former British colony, western central Pacific Ocean. The… …   Universalium

  • Gilbert and Ellice Islands — Gil′bert and El′lice Is′lands [[t]ˈɛl ɪs[/t]] n. pl. geg a former British colony, comprising the Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati), the Ellice Islands (now Tuvalu), and other widely scattered islands in the central Pacific Ocean …   From formal English to slang

  • Gilbert and Ellice Islands — /gɪlbət ən ˈɛləs/ (say gilbuht uhn eluhs) plural noun former name of Kiribati and Tuvalu …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gilbert and Ellice Islands —  Equatorial islands in Pacific Ocean; part of the Republic of Kiribati …   Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors

  • Gilbert and Ellice Islands — noun a former British possession in Micronesia • Instance Hypernyms: ↑possession • Part Holonyms: ↑Micronesia, ↑Federated States of Micronesia, ↑TT …   Useful english dictionary

  • Postage stamps and postal history of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands — Originally mail service to the Gilbert and Ellice Islands was ad hoc, depending on which ships were calling at the various islands. A regular service began in 1911; Edward VII postage stamps of Fiji were overprinted GILBERT ELLICE / PROTECTORATE… …   Wikipedia

  • Gilbert- und Ellice-Inseln — Lage der Gilbert und Ellice Inseln Flagge der Gilbert und Ellice Inseln von 1937 1979 Als Gilbert und Ellice Inseln wurde eine …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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