Definition of Nauru in English:

Nauru

Syllabification: Na·u·ru
Pronunciation: /näˈo͞oro͞o
 
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  • An island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean, near the equator; population 14,000 (est. 2009); no official capital but government is in Yaren District; official languages, Nauruan (an Austronesian language) and English.

Since 1968 it has been an independent republic with a limited form of membership of the Commonwealth of Nations. The world’s smallest independent republic, Nauru joined the United Nations in 1999. It has the world’s richest deposits of phosphates

Derivatives

Nauruan

Pronunciation: /-ro͞owən/
adjective & noun
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  • Nauru's phosphate wealth made Nauruans the wealthiest people in the Pacific for a while.
  • Long ago, the Nauruans could have fixed up their environment and made the island the holiday resort of all holiday resorts.
  • He's remained in Australia but he has been dealing with the Nauruans.

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