Abanuea

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Abanuea
Geography
Administration
Kiribati
IslandTarawa
Demographics
Population0

Abanuea was an island of the Republic of Kiribati. It was a subdivision of the main Tarawa Island. The name translates to "the beach which is long-lasting".

Despite being part of the Republic, it disappeared under water in the 1990s. While uninhabited at the time, it was commonly used by fishermen.[1][2] It and another island Tebua Tarawa disappeared in 1999.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Kiribati: How Real is the Possibility of Relocating an Entire Country? | The Basement Geographer". basementgeographer.com. Retrieved 2016-05-24.
  2. ^ "Islands disappear under rising seas". BBC. 1999-06-14. Retrieved 2016-05-24.