Christmas Island


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Christmas Island

1. An Australian-administered island in the eastern Indian Ocean south of Java. It was annexed by Great Britain in 1888 and came under Australian sovereignty in 1958.

Christmas Island

n
1. (Placename) the former name (until 1981) of Kiritimati
2. (Placename) an island in the Indian Ocean, south of Java: administered by Singapore (1900–58), now by Australia; phosphate mining. Pop: 1496 (2013 est). Area: 135 sq km (52 sq miles)

Christ′mas Is′land


n.
1. an Australian island in the Indian Ocean, ab. 190 mi. (300 km) S of Java. 3300; 52 sq. mi. (135 sq. km).
2. former name of Kiritimati.
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Christmas Island

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