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Gilbert and Ellice Islands Line breaks: Gil|bert and El¦lice Is|lands

Definition of Gilbert and Ellice Islands in English:

A former British colony (1915–75) in the central Pacific, consisting of two groups of islands: the Gilbert Islands, now a part of Kiribati, and the Ellice Islands, now Tuvalu.

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