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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • 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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  • proper noun An atoll in the central Pacific Ocean belonging to the state of Kiribati.

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  • noun national capital of Kiribati
  • noun battles in World War II in the Pacific (November 1943); United States Marines took the islands from the Japanese after bitter fighting

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