Gilbert Islands
geographical name islands Kiribati in W Pacific • Gilbertese noun or adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Gilbert Islands — • Vicariate apostolic; comprises the group of that name, besides the islands of Ellice and Panapa Catholic Encyclopedia. Kevin Knight. 2006. Gilbert Islands     Gilbert Islands      …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Gilbert Islands — group of islands in the WC Pacific which in 1979 became the independent nation of KIRIBATI …   English World dictionary

  • Gilbert Islands — Gilberts redirects here. For other uses, see Gilberts (disambiguation). The Gilbert Islands (Gilbertese: Tungaru;[1] formerly Kingsmill Islands[2]) are a chain of sixteen atolls and coral islands in the Pacific Ocean. They are the main part of… …   Wikipedia

  • Gilbert Islands — Îles Gilbert Pour les articles homonymes, voir Gilbert. Îles Gilbert Tungaru (gil) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Gilbert Islands — former name of Kiribati. * * * Group of 16 coral atolls (pop., 1995: 65,939), part of the island nation of Kiribati, western Pacific Ocean. The islands, including Tarawa, the largest, occupy a total land area of 105 sq mi (272 sq km). The British …   Universalium

  • Gilbert Islands — Admin ASC 1 Code Orig. name Gilbert Islands Country and Admin Code KI.01 KI …   World countries Adminstrative division ASC I-II

  • Gilbert Islands — noun a group of islands in Micronesia to the southwest of Hawaii; formerly part of the British colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands until it became part of the Republic of Kiribati in 1979 • Members of this Region: ↑Tarawa, ↑Makin, ↑Tarawa Makin… …   Useful english dictionary

  • GILBERT ISLANDS —    or KINGSMILL GROUP (37), a group of islands in the Pacific, of coral formation, lying on the equator between 172° and 177° E. long; they are 16 in number, were discovered in 1788, and annexed by Britain in 1892 …   The Nuttall Encyclopaedia

  • Gilbert Islands — n. group of 16 atolls and coral islands in the Pacific Ocean (part of Kiribati) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Gilbert Islands — See Kiribati …   Webster's Gazetteer

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”