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Gilbertese, also known as Kiribati or Ikiribati, is an Eastern Malayo-Polynesian member of the Austronesian language family spoken by approximately 97% of the population of the Republic of Kiribati. It is also spoken in some parts of Fiji, Nauru, the Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu.
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A Combined Kiribati-English Dictionary
Compiled by Trussel and Groves, based on the works of Bingham, Sabatier and Oliva.
Fabre's English-Gilbertese-French Word-List
Vocabulary and translations into English and French collected in 1847.
Brief description of Gilbertese.
Gilbertese language lessons
Kiribati language lessons based on the Peace Corps handbook
Hale's Tarawan Vocabulary
Data from the first known description of Gilbertese by Horatio Emmons Hale in 1846. Includes extensive vocabulary list, orthography, phonemic inventory and grapheme distribution.
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