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An island country of the central Pacific Ocean south of the equator and west of Kiribati. Inhabited by a population of mainly Polynesian ancestry, Nauru was explored by the British in 1798, became a German protectorate in 1888, and was administered by Australia from 1914 until 1942, when it was captured by Japan. Recaptured by Australia in 1945, Nauru became independent in 1968. Yaren is the de facto capital.
Na·u′ru·an adj. & n.
1. (Placename) of or relating to Nauru, its inhabitants, or their language
2. (Peoples) of or relating to Nauru, its inhabitants, or their language
3. (Peoples) a native or inhabitant of Nauru
4. (Languages) the Malayo-Polynesian language of Nauru
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|Noun||1.||Nauruan - a native or inhabitant of Nauru|
Nauru, Republic of Nauru - an island republic on Nauru Island; phosphate exports support the economy
Austronesian - a native or inhabitant of Austronesia
|Adj.||1.||Nauruan - of or relating to the island republic of Nauru or its residents|