Phoenix Islands

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Phoenix Islands

A group of eight small islands in the central Pacific Ocean north of Samoa. Inhabited in prehistoric times by Austronesian peoples and later rediscovered by British and American explorers, they were administered at various times by one or both of the countries and are now part of Kiribati.
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Phoenix Islands

pl n
(Placename) a group of eight coral islands in the central Pacific: administratively part of Kiribati. Area: 28 sq km (11 sq miles). The islands and surrounding waters form the Phoenix Islands Protected Area, the world's largest marine protected area. Area: 410 500 sq km (158 500 sq miles)
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Phoe′nix Is′lands


n.pl.
a group of eight coral islands in the central Pacific: part of Kiribati. 11 sq. mi. (28 sq. km).
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