Line Islands

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Line Islands

 (līn)
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.

Line Islands

pl n
(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

Line′ Is′lands


n.pl.
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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Christmas Island in the northern Line Islands, which is part of the Republic of Kiribati, was named by British Captain James Cook who visited it on Christmas Eve in 1777.
On two atolls in the Northern Line Islands in the Pacific, McCauley eased as close as he could to one bumphead at a time and recorded what it ate and pooped as long as he could keep it in sight.
lt;span style="color: #000000;">Christmas Island is a Pacific Ocean atoll in the northern Line Islands and part of the <a title="Kiribati" href="http://en.

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