Meaning of Gilbert and Ellice Islands

Gil'bert and El'lice Is'lands

Pronunciation: (el'is), [key]
  1. a former British colony, comprising the Gilbert Islands (now Kiribati), the Ellice Islands (now Tuvalu), and other widely scattered islands in the central Pacific Ocean.
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