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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 (2015 est. pop. 112,000), 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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Caption: Left: Banaba Island, Republic of Kiribati, 2010.
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The Gilbert Islands, complicated by disputes over the phosphate island of Banaba, took four years more to emerge as Kiribati, and in 1980 even the Anglo-French condominium of New Hebrides became Vanuatu.
Segun la tradicion, uno se banaba, cuando mucho, dos veces en la vida: al nacer y al morir.
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July 28, 2011 (JUBA) -- The newly born Republic of South Sudan (RSS) has officially established full diplomatic ties with the state of Israel three weeks after it became independent, revealed the caretaker minister of information, Banaba Marial Benjamin.
?No es mas interesante ver la tina donde se banaba la emperatriz Carlota y la cama donde dormia que los retratos de todos los virreyes que hubo en la Nueva Espana?