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Banaba

(bənä`bə) or

Ocean Island,

island (1990 pop. 284), 2.2 sq mi (5.7 sq km), central Pacific, in the Republic of KiribatiKiribati
, officially Republic of Kiribati (2005 est. pop. 103,000), 342 sq mi (886 sq km), consisting of 33 islands scattered across 2,400 mi (3,860 km) of the Pacific Ocean near the equator.
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, in the Gilbert Islands. The island was first visited by the British in 1804, was annexed in 1900, and from 1907 was the administrative capital of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands until World War II. The inhabitants are largely Micronesians. Banaba had important phosphate deposits, but mining was discontinued in 1979.

Banaba

an island in the SW Pacific, in the Republic of Kiribati. Phosphates were mined by Britain (1900--79). Area: about 5 sq. km (2 sq. miles). Pop.: 284 (1990)
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The birdseye view of political negotiation and accommodation given by Glowczewski and Henry is here given a more detailed, historical flesh as Kempf recounts how such reckoning of authenticity in the festival context allows some groups a platform for asserting forms of entitlement that are closely linked to cultural heritage, for example, his account of the efforts by Banaba performers to make the festival stages a means to assert their continued existence and distinction from the I-Kiribati.
Banaba (Ocean Island) was annexed in 1900 after the discovery of phosphate-rich guano deposits, and the entire group was made a British colony in 1916.
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One, by Elfriede Hermann, concerns Banaba Islanders, who were relocated in 1945 from their homeland in the Central Pacific, which phosphate mining was ravaging, to Fiji.
It is one of three great phosphate rock islands in the Pacific Ocean--the others are Banaba (Ocean Island) in Kiribati and Makatea in French Polynesia.
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We show how these islanders, right from the time of re-settlement in the year 1945, pegged the articulation with their island of origin in the Central Pacific squarely to their new home on Rabi Island, so squarely, indeed, that their present relation to Rabi embodies their relation to Banaba.