1》 a native or inhabitant of the Gilbert Islands in the SW Pacific.
2》 the Micronesian language spoken in the Gilbert Islands.
adjective relating to the Gilbert Islands.

English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • gilbertese — |gilbə(r)d.|ēz, ēs noun (plural gilbertese) Usage: capitalized Etymology: Gilbert islands in the central Pacific + English ese 1. : a Micronesian native or inhabitant of the Gilbert islands 2 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Gilbertese — noun or adjective see Gilbert Islands …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Gilbertese — noun An Austronesian language spoken in Kiribati …   Wiktionary

  • Gilbertese — ISO 639 3 Code : gil ISO 639 2/B Code : gil ISO 639 2/T Code : gil ISO 639 1 Code : Scope : Individual Language Type : Living …   Names of Languages ISO 639-3

  • gilbertese — gil·bert·ese …   English syllables

  • Gilbertese — /gɪlbəˈtiz/ (say gilbuh teez) adjective, noun → I Kiribati …   Australian English dictionary

  • Gilbertese —   Kilipaki, Gilibati.   Also: Lelewa, Lewalewa …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • Gilbertese language — language name=Gilbertese nativename=Taetae ni kiribati states=Kiribati, Fiji, Marshall Islands, Nauru, Solomon Islands, Tuvalu and Vanuatu speakers=102,000 familycolor=Austronesian fam2=Malayo Polynesian fam3=Central Eastern fam4=Eastern… …   Wikipedia

  • Kiribati — This article is about the island nation. For other uses, see Kiribati (disambiguation). Not to be confused with Kiritimati, an island in the Line Islands and part of Kiribati. Republic of Kiribati Ribaberiki Kiribati …   Wikipedia

  • Mora (linguistics) — Mora (plural moras or morae) is a unit in phonology that determines syllable weight, which in some languages determines stress or timing. As with many technical linguistic terms, the definition of a mora varies. Perhaps the most succinct working… …   Wikipedia

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