Gilbert Islands

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The Gilbert Islands (Gilbertese: Tungaru;[1] in the past Kingsmill or King's-Mill Islands) are a group of sixteen islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is the main group of islands in Kiribati.

They were named after British Captain Thomas Gilbert. He sailed there in 1788.[2]

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  1. Reilly Ridgell. Pacific Nations and Territories: The Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. 3rd. Ed. Honolulu: Bess Press, 1995. p. 95.
  2. Thomas, Frank R. (2003). "Kiribati: 'Some aspects of human ecology,' forty years later" (PDF). Atoll Research Bulletin. 501: 1–40. doi:10.5479/si.00775630.501.1.