Gilbert Islands

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The Gilbert Islands (Gilbertese: Tungaru;[1] umwhile Kingsmill or King's-Mill Islands[2]) are a chain o saxteen atolls an coral islands in the Paceefic Ocean. Thay form the main pairt o the Republic o Kiribati ("Kiribati" is the Kiribatese rendeetion o "Gilberts" [1]).

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Reilly Ridgell. Pacific Nations and Territories: The Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. 3rd. Ed. Honolulu: Bess Press, 1995. p. 95.
  2. Very eften, this name applied anly tae the soothern islands o the airchipelago, the northren hauf bein designatit as the Scarborough Islands. Merriam-Webster's Geographical Dictionary. Springfield, Massachusetts: Merriam Webster, 1997. p. 594