Gilbert and Ellice Islands


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Gil′bert and El′lice Is′lands

(ˈɛl ɪs)
n.pl.
a former British colony, comprising the Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati), the Ellice Islands (now Tuvalu), and other widely scattered islands in the central Pacific Ocean.
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Noun1.Gilbert and Ellice Islands - a former British possession in Micronesia
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
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In an effort to restore a measure of order, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands (the Ellice Islands are now the independent country of Tuvalu) consented to becoming British protectorates in 1892.
The police museum has some of the envelopes Whitehurst posted, supposedly from as far away as the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, the Solomon Islands, Nyasaland and the Gold Coast.
Ocean Island was incorporated into the Protectorate of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands in 1900, the year New Zealander Albert Ellis discovered the phosphate, and eventually it became part of the colony declared in 1916.