Gilbert Islands

chain of sixteen atolls and coral islands in the Pacific Ocean

The Gilbert Islands (Gilbertese: Tungaru;[1] in the past Kingsmill or King's-Mill Islands) are a group of sixteen islands in the Pacific Ocean. It is the main group of islands in Kiribati.


  1. Reilly Ridgell. Pacific Nations and Territories: The Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia. 3rd. Ed. Honolulu: Bess Press, 1995. p. 95.