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A group of islands in the central Pacific Ocean south of Hawaii and astride the equator. Several of the islands were formerly part of the British Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony and are now part of Kiribati; three others are administered by the United States.
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(Placename) a group of coral islands in the central Pacific, including Tabuaeran, Teraina, and Kiritimati: part of Kiribati, with Palmyra and Jarvis administered by the US
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a group of 11 coral atolls in the central Pacific, S of Hawaii: eight of the islands belong to Kiribati, and three to the U.S.
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