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Nauru

Na·u·ru

 (nä-o͞o′ro͞o)
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.

Nauru

(nɑːˈuːruː)
n
(Placename) an island republic in the SW Pacific, west of Kiribati: administered jointly by Australia, New Zealand, and Britain as a UN trust territory before becoming independent in 1968; a member of the Commonwealth (formerly a special member not represented at all meetings, until 1999). The economy is based on export of phosphates. Languages: Nauruan (a Malayo-Polynesian language) and English. Religion: Christian. Currency: Australian dollar. Capital: Yaren. Pop: 9 434 (2013 est). Area: 2130 hectares (5263 acres). Former name: Pleasant Island

Na•u•ru

(nɑˈu ru)

n.
Republic of, an island republic in the Pacific, near the equator, W of the Gilbert Islands: a UN trusteeship until 1968. 10,605; 8 sq. mi. (21 sq. km). Formerly, Pleasant Island.
Na•u′ru•an, n., adj.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Nauru - an island republic on Nauru IslandNauru - an island republic on Nauru Island; phosphate exports support the economy
Nauru Island, Pleasant Island, Nauru - a small island in the central Pacific Ocean 2,800 miles to the southwest of Hawaii; in Micronesia to the west of the Gilbert Islands
Nauruan - a native or inhabitant of Nauru
2.Nauru - a small island in the central Pacific Ocean 2,800 miles to the southwest of Hawaii; in Micronesia to the west of the Gilbert Islands
Federated States of Micronesia, Micronesia, TT - a country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United States; achieved independence in 1986
Nauru, Republic of Nauru - an island republic on Nauru Island; phosphate exports support the economy
Translations
Nauruisch
Nauru
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Generations of Nauruans have studied and lived in Australia, and we continue to build these education and people-to-people links through the Australia Awards and New Colombo Plan.
Seven letter derived palindromes: Type A: Type A (regular inflection) CARRACK NIMMING TILLETE HALLAHS MALAYALAMS FRETTER NIPPING TREKKER PULLUPS NAURUANS GRAMMAR SUFFUSE TERRETS RACE CARS PRESSER TANNATE MURDRUMS ROTATORS
Refugees and asylum seekers on Nauru, most of whom have been held there for three years, routinely face neglect by health workers and other service providers who have been hired by the Australian government, as well as frequent unpunished assaults by local Nauruans.
Nauruans, who aren't happy having 450 foreigners living among them now, have not yet reacted to the possibility of having 1,300 foreigners on their tiny island.
Instead, they suggest returning to a pre-colonial lifestyle and diet as the best method to reduce the rates of disease, "but even if Nauruans did want to recapture traditional ways, it would be impossible because phosphate mining wrecked the country's arable land," Johnson points out.
McDaniel and Gowdy (2000) state that between 1909 and 1966, Nauruans received little or no economic benefit from phosphate mining on their island.
For an example of a responsibility narrative on non-climate-related environmental migration, see Gil Marvel Tabucanon and Brian Opeskin, "The Resettlement of Nauruans in Australia: An Early Case of Failed Environmental Migration," Journal of Pacific History 46 (2011): 337.
Today, most Nauruans live on about 90 to 100 Australian dollars a week.
Nauruans descend from Polynesian and Micronesian seafarers.
Nauruans once lived a typically physically active Pacific Island style and ate a low-fat diet of fish and native fruit and vegetables.
In 1968, when the Nauruans took over the country and the phosphate mine from an Australian-British-New Zealand consortium, only one-third of the "topside" had been mined.
Approximately 20 percent of male Nauruans and 15 percent of females, die due to non-communicable diseases before they reach the age of 40.