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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An island of Kiribati in the west-central Pacific Ocean. First visited by the British in 1804, the island was annexed in 1900 and served as the capital of the colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands until World War II.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A name in the Philippine Islands of a valuable timber-tree, Lagerstrœmia speciosa, with large showy rose-purple or red flowers and strong, tough, durable wood.

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  • A third district was perhaps also called Banaba or Manaua; for in 680 Cosmas appears as Bishop of "Kotenna and Manaua".

    The Catholic Encyclopedia, Volume 4: Clandestinity-Diocesan Chancery

  • Geography—note: Nauru is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean - the others are Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Makatea in French Polynesia; only 53 km south of Equator

    Nauru

  • It includes 8 of the 11 Line Islands, including Kiritimati (formerly Christmas Island), as well as the Gilbert and Phoenix groups and Banaba (formerly Ocean Island).

    Kiribati

  • Geography—note: includes five archipelagoes (4 volcanic, 1 coral); Makatea in French Polynesia is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean - the others are Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Nauru

    French Polynesia

  • French Polynesiaincludes five archipelagoes (4 volcanic, 1 coral); Makatea in French Polynesia is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean - the others are Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Nauru

    Geography-note

  • NauruNauru is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean - the others are Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Makatea in French Polynesia; only 53 km south of Equator

    Geography-note

  • Kiribati21 of the 33 islands are inhabited; Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean - the others are Makatea in French Polynesia, and Nauru

    Geography-note

  • Geography—note: 21 of the 33 islands are inhabited; Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati is one of the three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean - the others are Makatea in French Polynesia, and Nauru

    Kiribati

  • Elevation extremes: lowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m highest point: unnamed location on Banaba 81 m

    Kiribati

  • Kiribatilowest point: Pacific Ocean 0 m highest point: unnamed location on Banaba 81 m

    Elevation extremes

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