Kiribati

geographical name Ki·ri·bati \ ˈkir-ə-ˌbas—sic \

Definition of Kiribati

island nation along the Equator in the western Pacific south-southeast of the Marshalls comprising the Gilbert, Line, and Phoenix groups and Banaba; its capital is on Tarawa area 277 square miles (717 square kilometers), population 103,058

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