Nauru

geographical name
Na·​u·​ru | \ nä-ˈü-(ˌ)rü How to pronounce Nauru (audio) \
variants: or formerly Pleasant Island \ ˈple-​zᵊnt How to pronounce Pleasant Island (audio) \

Definition of Nauru

island (atoll) in the western Pacific 26 miles (42 kilometers) south of the Equator; formerly a joint British, New Zealand, and Australian trust territory; since 1968 an independent republic area 8 square miles (21 square kilometers), population 10,085

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Nauruan \ nä-​ˈü-​rə-​wən How to pronounce Nauruan (audio) \ adjective or noun

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“Nauru.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nauru. Accessed 8 December 2019.

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