Gilbert Islands

The Gilbert Islands are a chain of sixteen atolls and coral islands in the Pacific Ocean, about halfway between and . From 1976 to 1979, they were the “British colony of the Gilbert Islands”, and before that, from 1916 to 1975, they were the “Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony”.
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is an atoll in the central Pacific Ocean, and the location of the capital of .

is an island in the country of . Photo: dfataustralianaid, CC BY 2.0.

, Gilbert Islands, the land of the moon-light, is known by many as the island where the Declaration of a British Protectorate was made by Captain Davis of ‘Royalist’ on 27 May 1892. Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

, formerly known as Ananuka, is an island in . Photo: NASA, Public domain.


is an island in . Island is unique among the islands in the Gilbert Group for being the island with a deep blue lagoon located in the middle of it. Photo: Edvac, CC BY-SA 3.0.

is an atoll in the Pacific Ocean island nation of . Photo: KevGuy4101, CC BY 2.0.

is an atoll and district of . Nestled among the islands in the southern Gilbert… Photo: NASA, Public domain.

forms the central point of the chain of islands in . Photo: Wikimedia, CC BY-SA 3.0.

Gilbert Islands

Latitude of center
1.42° or 1° 25' 12" north
Longitude of center
172.984° or 172° 59' 2.4" east
Geo­Names ID

Also Known As

  • Arabic: جزر جلبرت
  • Arabic: جزر غيلبرت
  • Armenian: Գիլբերտի կղզիներ
  • Basque: Gilbert Uharteak
  • Belarusian: Астравы Гілберта
  • Breton: Tungaru
  • Bulgarian: Гилбъртови острови
  • Catalan: Illes Gilbert
  • Cebuano: Gilbert Islands (kapuloan)
  • Cebuano: Gilbert Islands
  • Chechen: Гилбертан гӀайренаш
  • Chinese: 吉尔伯特群岛
  • Chinese: 吉爾伯特群島
  • Chinese: 吉爾柏特群島
  • Chinese: 驕拔群島
  • Croatian: Gilbertovi otoci
  • Czech: Gilbertovy ostrovy
  • Danish: Gilbertøerne
  • Dutch: Gilberteilanden
  • English: Gilberts
  • English: King's-Mill Islands
  • English: Kingsmill
  • English: Kingsmill Group
  • English: Tungaru
  • Esperanto: Gilbertoj
  • Estonian: Gilberti saared
  • Finnish: Gilbert-saaret
  • Finnish: Gilbertsaaret
  • French: Gilbert Islands
  • French: Iles Gilbert
  • French: Kingsmill Islands
  • French: Tungaru
  • French: Îles Gilbert
  • French: îles Gilbert
  • Galician: Illas Gilbert
  • Georgian: გილბერტის კუნძულები
  • German: Gilbert-Inseln
  • German: Gilbertinseln
  • German: Gilberts
  • German: KI-G
  • German: Kingsmill Islands
  • German: Tungaru
  • Greek: Νησιά Γκίλμπερτ
  • Hebrew: איי גילברט
  • Hindi: गिल्बर्ट द्वीप समूह
  • Hungarian: Gilbert-szigetek
  • Icelandic: Gilbertseyjar
  • Indonesian: Kepulauan Gilbert
  • Italian: Gilberts
  • Italian: Isole Gilbert
  • Japanese: ギルバート諸島
  • Kannada: ಗಿಲ್ಬರ್ಟ್ ದ್ವೀಪಗಳು
  • Kazakh: Гилберт аралдары
  • Kirghiz: Гилберт аралдары
  • Korean: 길버트 제도
  • Latin: Insulae Gilbertenses
  • Latvian: Gilberta salas
  • Limburgan: Gilberteilenj
  • Lithuanian: Gilberto salos
  • Macedonian: Гилбертови Острови
  • Marathi: गिल्बर्ट द्वीपसमूह
  • Norwegian: Gilbertøyene
  • Norwegian Bokmål: Gilbertøyene
  • Norwegian Nynorsk: Gilbertøyane
  • Persian: جزایر گیلبرت
  • Polish: Tungaru
  • Polish: Wyspy Gilberta
  • Polish: Wyspy Gillberta
  • Portuguese: Ilhas Gilbert
  • Russian: Гилберта острова
  • Russian: Гильбертовы острова
  • Russian: Острова Гилберта
  • Serbo-Croatian: Gilbertova ostrva
  • Serbo-Croatian: Gilbertovi otoci
  • Serbo-Croatian: Otočje Gilbert
  • Slovak: Gilbertove ostrovy
  • Slovenian: Gilbertovi otoki
  • Spanish: Islas Gilbert
  • Swedish: Gilbertöarna
  • Tagalog: Kapuluang Gilbert
  • Tatar: Гилберт утраулары
  • Thai: Gilbert Islands
  • Thai: หมู่เกาะกิลเบิร์ต
  • Turkish: Gilbert Adaları
  • Ukrainian: Острови Гілберта
  • Uzbek: Gilbert orollari
  • Vietnamese: Quần đảo Gilbert
  • Vietnamese: Quần đảo Kingsmill
  • Welsh: Gilbert Islands
  • Welsh: Gilberts
  • Welsh: Kings-Mill Islands
  • Welsh: Kingsmill
  • Welsh: Tungaru
  • Welsh: Ynysoedd Gilbert
  • Wu Chinese: 吉尔伯特群岛
  • Yue Chinese: 驕拔群島

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