Kiribati , Pacific Ocean




The area now called Kiribati has been inhabited by Micronesians speaking the same Oceanic language since sometime between 3000 BC. The islands were first sighted by British and American ships in the late 18th and early 19th centuries. The main island chain was named the Gilbert Islands in 1820 by a Russian admiral, Adam von Krusenstern, and French captain Louis Duperrey, after a British captain named Thomas Gilbert, who crossed the archipelago in 1788 when sailing from Australia to China.
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