- Pacific island group; now called Tuvalu.
Bryson’s dictionary for writers and editors. 2013.
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Ellice Islands — [el′is] group of islands in the WC Pacific, north of Fiji: under British control, 1892 1978; name changed to TUVALU in 1976 and as such became independent in 1978 … English World dictionary
Ellice Islands — Îles Ellice Pour les articles homonymes, voir Ellice (homonymie). Îles Ellice Ellice Islands … Wikipédia en Français
Ellice Islands — Tuvalu … Deutsch Wikipedia
Ellice Islands — n. country composed of a group of islands in the central Pacific Ocean (former name for Tuvalu) … English contemporary dictionary
Ellice Islands — noun a group of coral islands in Micronesia to the southwest of Hawaii • Syn: ↑Tuvalu • Instance Hypernyms: ↑archipelago • Part Holonyms: ↑Micronesia, ↑Federated States of Micronesia, ↑TT … Useful english dictionary
Ellice Islands — geographical name see Tuvalu … New Collegiate Dictionary
Ellice Islands — /el is/ a former name of Tuvalu. * * * … Universalium
Ellice Islands — El′lice Is′lands [[t]ˈɛl ɪs[/t]] n. pl. geg a former name of Tuvalu … From formal English to slang
Ellice Islands — /ɛləs ˈaɪləndz/ (say eluhs uyluhndz) plural noun a former name of Tuvalu … Australian English dictionary
Gilbert and Ellice Islands — Infobox Former Country native name = Gilbert and Ellice Islands conventional long name = common name = Gilbert and Ellice Islands continent = Oceania region = country = era = status = Colony empire = British Empire event start = Protectorate year … Wikipedia