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Kiribati (), officially the Republic of Kiribati (Gilbertese language, Gilbertese: ''[Ribaberiki] Kiribati''),Kiribati
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is an Independence, independent Island country, island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is over 119,000 (2020), more than half of whom live on Tarawa atoll. The state comprises List of islands of Kiribati, 32 atolls and one Raised coral atoll, raised coral island, Banaba. They have a total land area of and are dispersed over . Their spread straddles the equator and the 180th meridian, although the International Date Line goes around Kiribati and swin ...
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Kiribati Anthem Performed By US Navy Band
Kiribati (), officially the Republic of Kiribati (Gilbertese language, Gilbertese: ''[Ribaberiki] Kiribati''),Kiribati
''The World Factbook''.

Europa (web portal). Retrieved 29 January 2016.
is an Independence, independent Island country, island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. The permanent population is over 119,000 (2020), more than half of whom live on Tarawa atoll. The state comprises List of islands of Kiribati, 32 atolls and one Raised coral atoll, raised coral island, Banaba. They have a total land area of and are dispersed over . Their spread straddles the equator and the 180th meridian, although the International Date Line goes around Kiribati and swin ...
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List Of Islands Of Kiribati
This is a list of islands of Kiribati. The Republic of Kiribati Kiribati (), officially the Republic of Kiribati ( Gilbertese: '' ibaberikiKiribati''),Kiribati

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consists of 32
atoll An atoll (), sometimes known as a coral atoll, is a ring-shaped coral reef, including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. There may be coral islands or cays on the rim. Two different, well-cited models, the subsiden ...

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Gilbertese Language
Gilbertese or taetae ni Kiribati, also Kiribati (sometimes ''Kiribatese''), is an Austronesian language The Austronesian languages (, , , ) are a language family A language family is a group of language A language is a structured system of communication Communication (from Latin ''communicare'', meaning "to share" or "to be in rel ... spoken mainly in Kiribati Kiribati (), officially the Republic of Kiribati (Gilbertese language, Gilbertese: '' ibaberikiKiribati''),
. It belongs to the Micronesian branch of the

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South Tarawa
South Tarawa (in Gilbertese language, Gilbertese, ''Tarawa Teinainano'') is the capital and hub of the Republic of Kiribati and home to more than half of Kiribati's population. The South Tarawa population centre consists of all the small islets from Betio in the west to Bonriki and Tanaea in the north-east, connected by the South Tarawa main road, with a population of 63,439 . South Tarawa is home to most of the government, commercial and education facilities in Kiribati including the Port and the High Court at Betio, the State House, Government Ministries and foreign embassies and High Commissions in Bairiki, the University of the South Pacific campus in Teaoraereke, the House of Assembly (Kiribati), House of Assembly in Ambo, Kiribati, Ambo, the Kiribati Teacher College and King George V and Elaine Bernacchi School, the Government High School, is in Bikenibeu, and the Tungaru central hospital in Nawerewere. The Roman Catholic Diocese of Tarawa and Nauru, Roman Catholic Dioces ...
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President Of Kiribati
The president of Kiribati (''Beretitenti'' in Gilbertese) is the head of state and head of government of Kiribati. Following a general election, by which citizens elect the members of the House of Assembly of Kiribati, House of Assembly, members select from their midst "not less than 3 nor more than 4 candidates" for the presidency. No other person may stand as candidate. The citizens of Kiribati then elect the president from among the proposed candidates with first-past-the-post voting. List of presidents The highest rank of the Kiribati Scout Association is the ''President's Award''. Latest election 2020 election The official results were declared on 23 June 2020 by Chief Justice John Muria at the Ministry of Justice (Kiribati), Ministry of Justice headquarters in South Tarawa. Maamau won the election with 59% of the vote, receiving a majority in 16 of the 23 constituencies, while Berina finished first in seven constituencies. 2016 election See also *Governor of th ...
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Line Islands
The Line Islands, Teraina Islands or Equatorial Islands (in Gilbertese Gilbertese or taetae ni Kiribati, also Kiribati (sometimes ''Kiribatese''), is an Austronesian language The Austronesian languages (, , , ) are a language family A language is a structured system of communication used by humans, includ ..., ''Aono Raina'') are a chain of 11 atoll An atoll (), sometimes known as a coral atoll, is a ring-shaped coral reef, including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. There may be coral islands or cays on the rim. Two different, well-cited models, the subsiden ...s (with partially or fully enclosed lagoons) and coral island A coral island is a type of island An island (or isle) is an isolated piece of habitat that is surrounded by a dramatically different habitat, such as water. Very small islands such as emergent land features on atoll An atoll ( ...s (with a surrounding reef A reef is a ridge or s ...
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Kiritimati
Kiritimati (also known as Christmas Island) is a Pacific Ocean The Pacific Ocean is the largest and deepest of Earth Earth is the third planet from the Sun and the only astronomical object known to harbour and support life. 29.2% of Earth's surface is land consisting of continents and islands. ... atoll An atoll (), sometimes known as a coral atoll, is a ring-shaped coral reef, including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. There may be coral islands or cays on the rim. Two different, well-cited models, the subsiden ... in the northern Line Islands The Line Islands, Teraina Islands or Equatorial Islands (in Gilbertese language, Gilbertese, ''Aono Raina'') are a chain of 11 atolls (with partially or fully enclosed lagoons) and coral islands (with a surrounding reef) in the central Pacific .... It is part of the Republic of Kiribati Kiribati (), officially the Republic of Kiribati ( Gilbertese: '' ibaberikiKiribati' ...
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Baháʼí Faith In Kiribati
The Baháʼí Faith in Kiribati begins after 1916 with a mention by ʻAbdu'l-Bahá, then head of the religion, that Baháʼís should take the religion to the Gilbert Islands which form part of modern Kiribati. The first Baháʼís Pioneering (Baháʼí), pioneered to the island of Abaiang(aka Charlotte Island, of the Gilbert Islands), on March 4, 1954. They encountered serious opposition from some Catholics on the islands and were eventually deported and the first convert banished to his home island. However, in one year there was a community of more than 200 Baháʼís and a Baháʼí Local Spiritual Assembly. Three years later the island where the first convert was sent to was found to now have 10 Baháʼís. By 1963 there were 14 assemblies. As the Ellice Islands gained independence as Tuvalu and the Gilbert Islands and others formed Kiribati, the communities of Baháʼís also reformed into separate institutions of National Spiritual Assemblies in 1981. The Baháʼís had estab ...
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Banaba
BanabaThe correct spelling and etymology in Gilbertese Gilbertese or taetae ni Kiribati, also Kiribati (sometimes ''Kiribatese''), is an Austronesian language The Austronesian languages (, , , ) are a language family A language is a structured system of communication used by humans, includi ... should be ''Bwanaba'' but the Constitution of Kiribati writes Banaba. Because of the spelling in English or French, the name was very often written Paanapa or Paanopa, as it was in 1901 Act. (; also Ocean Island) is an island of Kiribati Kiribati (), officially the Republic of Kiribati (Gilbertese language, Gilbertese: '' ibaberikiKiribati''),
in the

Taneti Maamau
Taneti Maamau (modern spelling: Taaneti Mwamwau, born 16 September 1960) is an I-Kiribati politician who has served as the 5th President of Kiribati, President of Kiribati since 11 March 2016. Political career A member of Tobwaan Kiribati Party, he began his career in public service as a Planning Officer with the Ministry of Finance before becoming Permanent Secretary for the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development (Kiribati), Ministry of Finance and Economic Development, and the Ministry of Commerce, Industry and Cooperatives. In 2002, Maamau resigned from public service to join politics and won in 2007 one of the two seats for his constituency home island Onotoa. In 2011 and in 2015, he was re-elected a member of the House of Assembly (Kiribati), Maneaba ni Maungatabu (parliament). He previously served as the Finance Secretary under President Teburoro Tito Maamau contested for the 2016 Kiribati presidential election, 2016 presidential election, where he was supported b ...
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Tarawa
Tarawa is an atoll An atoll (), sometimes known as a coral atoll, is a ring-shaped coral reef, including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely. There may be coral islands or cays on the rim. Two different, well-cited models, the subsiden ... and the capital of the Republic of Kiribati Kiribati (), officially the Republic of Kiribati ( Gilbertese: '' ibaberikiKiribati''),Kiribati

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Religion In Kiribati
According to 2010 government statistics, Christians, Christian groups form about 96% of the Kiribati population by census counts, most of whom are either Catholic Church, Catholic or members of the Kiribati Uniting Church. Persons with Nonreligious, no religious affiliation account for about 0.05% of the population. Members of the Catholic Church are concentrated in the northern islands, while Protestantism, Protestants are the majority in the southern islands. Missionaries introduced Christianity into the area in the mid-19th century. The Rev. Samuel James Whitmee, of the London Missionary Society, visited the islands in 1870. Missionaries continue to be present and operate freely. The Constitution provides for freedom of religion, and the government generally respects this right. Societal abuses or discrimination based on religious belief or practice occur, but are relatively infrequent. Catholicism Catholicism is the single largest religion in Kiribati with over 50% of the popu ...
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