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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"Twilight of Pacific Colonialism" tells the story of the waning days of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony of the United Kingdom, through the eyes of a man who called the place home.