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An island country of the central Pacific Ocean south of the equator and west of Kiribati. Inhabited by a population of mainly Polynesian ancestry, Nauru was explored by the British in 1798, became a German protectorate in 1888, and was administered by Australia from 1914 until 1942, when it was captured by Japan. Recaptured by Australia in 1945, Nauru became independent in 1968. Yaren is the de facto capital.

Na·u′ru·an adj. & n.


1. (Placename) of or relating to Nauru, its inhabitants, or their language
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Nauru, its inhabitants, or their language
3. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Nauru
4. (Languages) the Malayo-Polynesian language of Nauru
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nauruan - a native or inhabitant of Nauru
Nauru, Republic of Nauru - an island republic on Nauru Island; phosphate exports support the economy
Austronesian - a native or inhabitant of Austronesia
Adj.1.Nauruan - of or relating to the island republic of Nauru or its residents
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The department continues to assist and support service providers, the government of Nauru, and local Nauruan authorities to support continuous improvement to incident response and reporting practices, including referrals for additional services or to the Nauru Police Force in cases of possible criminal wrongdoing," the department's submission said.
This and its former role as administering power point strongly to Australia's responsibility to help the Nauruan people out of the political, economic and social mess their country is in.
hundred and sixty-eight is a Nauruan citizen if, at the date of his
The London-based human rights group found in an investigation that it appeared that no Nauruan had been held to account despite allegations of dozens of sexual assaults and physical attacks from 1,159 asylum seekers and refugees who live among 10,000 local residents on the tiny island.
The United States also has an expanded ship-rider agreement under the under Oceania Maritime Security Initiative (OMSI) with Nauru to provide security and support ship-rider missions which allow Nauruan law enforcement officials to ride aboard U.
By discussing the ways in which some distance education models are incompatible with localized social and economic infrastructures the reader is granted insight both into teaching in Nauru and the ways in which an international partnership can contribute to positive education outcomes for Nauruan students.
While the Nauruan government has locked out journalists who have tried to expose the horrendous abuses that have been taking place on the island, this month in The Lamp (pages 16-19) we give voice to a very brave nurse, Alanna Maycock, who worked there.
The Nauruan Secretary of Justice was served (purportedly, see below) notice of registration in August 2014, when documents were left at their offices.
He told ABC that whoever was invited by Nauru to visit the island is a matter that only concerns the Nauruan government.
If there is such a magic number where a multiplicity occurs, are we left to assume that the American, Indian, or Chinese transgender population is protected as a multiplicity because the population achieved this magic number when the Tuvaluan or Nauruan transgender population is not?
A spokeswoman for the Immigration Department said late on Friday that Nauruan police and the private firm that runs the detention centre, Wilson Security, were working to contain the trouble there.