Etymology
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Nauru

island in the western Pacific, by 1896, of unknown origin; formerly known as Pleasant Island (1798). Related: Nauruan (1918).

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Definitions of Nauru

Nauru (n.)
an island republic on Nauru Island; phosphate exports support the economy;
Synonyms: Republic of Nauru
Nauru (n.)
a small island in the central Pacific Ocean 2,800 miles to the southwest of Hawaii; in Micronesia to the west of the Gilbert Islands;
Synonyms: Nauru Island / Pleasant Island
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