Definition of Nauru in English:


Syllabification: Na·u·ru
Pronunciation: /näˈo͞oro͞o
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



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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