Welcome to the Republic of Kiribati Genealogy
We provide genealogical and historical transcriptions relating to the
islands of the Republic of Kiribati. If you have transcriptions which
relate to this area or other material that you would be willing to share
so that others can benefit, we would like to hear from you. Please see
our transcription guidelines page for details
on donating transcriptions. If you should have a specific question about
Republic of Kiribati Genealogy Project, please feel free to contact me.
2/3/03 - Website redesigned.
Culture & Message Board
||Kiribati was first settled between 200 and
500 AD. Kiribati is an independent republic, of which are some 30 low
lying coral islands comprising the Gilbert, Phoenix and Line groups of
islands. The capital is Tarawa and the population of 65,000 is mainly
English is the official language, but Gilbertese and Kiribati are the
main local languages. The flag is the banner of the arms that was given
to Gilbert and Elice islands in 1937. Ellice became what we known as Tuvalu
today, and Gilbert changed name to Kiribati, but the shield remained the
same. This flag came in use in 1979 after the country became a republic.
"Kiribati" is pronounced Kirribarce (kih-rih-baht), and is
a rendering into an Oceanic language form of the English name Gilberts
(the shorthand form of the Gilbert Islands' name). So in one sense it
didn't really change its name, just the spelling.
The climate is tropical and the wet season is from November to April.
Local currency is the Australian dollar ($AUD)
||The Republic of Kiribati Genealogy
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