Pronunciation: (tu-rä'wu, tar'u-wä", tä'rä-wä"), [key]
one of the Gilbert Islands, in the central Pacific; capital, since 1979, of the independent nation of Kiribati: U.S. victory over Japanese forces after severe fighting, November, 1943. 19,000; 14 sq. mi. (36 sq. km).
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