Tarawa definitions

tə-rä'wə, tăr'ə-wä', tä'rä-
The capital of Kiribati, on an atoll in the western Pacific Ocean. It was occupied by the Japanese in 1942 and retaken by US Marines after a hard-fought battle in November 1943.
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Coral atoll in the WC Pacific, near the equator: capital of Kiribati: 9 sq mi (23.3 sq km)
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