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Ta·ra·wa(tə-rä′wə, tăr′ə-wä′, tä′rä-)
The capital of Kiribati, on an atoll in the western Pacific Ocean. It was occupied by the Japanese in 1942 and retaken by US Marines after a hard-fought battle in November 1943.
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(Placename) an atoll in Kiribati, occupying a chain of islets surrounding a lagoon in the W central Pacific: the capital of Kiribati, Bairiki, is on this atoll. Pop: 45 989 (2005)
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Ta•ra•wa(təˈrɑ wə, ˈtær əˌwɑ)
one of the Gilbert Islands, in the central Pacific; capital of Kiribati. 24,598; 14 sq. mi. (36 sq. km).
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|Noun||1.||Tarawa - national capital of Kiribati|
|2.||Tarawa - battles in World War II in the Pacific (November 1943); United States Marines took the islands from the Japanese after bitter fighting|
Second World War, World War 2, World War II - a war between the Allies (Australia, Belgium, Bolivia, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Cuba, Czechoslovakia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ethiopia, France, Greece, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Iran, Iraq, Luxembourg, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nicaragua, Norway, Panama, Philippines, Poland, South Africa, United Kingdom, United States, USSR, Yugoslavia) and the Axis (Albania, Bulgaria, Finland, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Japan, Rumania, Slovakia, Thailand) from 1939 to 1945
Gilbert Islands - a group of islands in Micronesia to the southwest of Hawaii; formerly part of the British colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands until it became part of the Republic of Kiribati in 1979
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