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  Abaiang - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Abaiang, also spelled Apaiang, sometimes called Apia, and formerly named Charlotte Island, is a coral atoll of the Kiribati, located in the west-central Pacific Ocean.
Abaiang comprises 15 islets (minimum one is inhabited) in the northern Gilberts with a total land area of 6 square miles.
In the southwest of Abaiang there is a channel, the Bingham Channel, who is the basic conjunction between the lagoon and the Pacific.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abaiang_Atoll   (265 words)

  
 Abaiang -- Facts, Info, and Encyclopedia article   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Abaiang, also spelled Apaiang, sometimes called Apia, and formerly named Charlotte Island, is a coral (An island consisting of a circular coral reef surrounding a lagoon) atoll of the (An island republic in the west central Pacific just south of the equator) Kiribati, located in the west-central (The largest ocean in the world) Pacific Ocean.
Abaiang comprises 15 islets (minimum one is inhabited) in the northern (English court physician noted for his studies of terrestrial magnetism (1540-1603)) Gilberts with a total land area of 6 square miles.
In the southwest of Abaiang there is a channel, the Bingham Channel, who is the basic conjunction between the lagoon and the (The largest ocean in the world) Pacific.
www.absoluteastronomy.com /encyclopedia/A/Ab/Abaiang.htm   (319 words)

  
 Abaiang - Republic of Kiribati
The island of Abaiang is in the Northern Kiribati Group.
Kaiea of Abaiang acted as a trading agent and handled all the coconut oil trade from that island.
Abaiang has the disctinction of being one of the cradles of Christianity and schools both Protestants and Catholics in the Gilberts Group.
www.janeresture.com /abaiang   (1660 words)

  
 Abaiang - Wikipedia
Abaiang, auch Apaiang, Apiaia, früher Charlotte Island ist ein Korallenatoll Kiribatis.
Abaiang besteht aus sechs Inselchen der nördlichen Gilbertinseln mit einer Gesamtfläche von 28 km².
Entdeckt wurde die Insel von Kapitän Thomas Gilbert, der sie Matthews Island nach dem Eigner seines Schiffes Charlotte benannte.
de.wikipedia.org /wiki/Abaiang   (65 words)

  
 The Morning Star
It was Apaiang (Abaiang) a low coral reef some 50 miles in circumference and enclosing a great lagoon.
As soon as we were left upon Abaiang, we began to learn the language which we were to use; but, as none of the people spoke English, it was slow work.
Abaiang is one of the Kingsmill Group which contains fifteen or twenty islands, with hundreds of smaller islets, and was considered to be one of the most populous in Micronesia.
www.janeresture.com /morningstar   (2593 words)

  
 Moses Kaure
On the 19th February, 1858, hardly three months after the arrival of Reverend Hiram Bingham on the Morning Star No. 1, the whole island was alarmed by the arrival of a fleet of one hundred war-proas from neighbouring island of Tarawa, manned by a thousand warriors who had come to take the island.
The people of Abaiang fought back and the old King who had welcomed Reverend Bingham to the island was killed, and his oldest son was severely wounded; but in the end the invaders were defeated.
Taylor continued the training school at Abaiang and Moses Kaure went on with his studies.
www.janeresture.com /kaure   (629 words)

  
 Attractions | Kiribati Travel Information | Lonely Planet Destination Guide
Abaiang (the name means 'north land') is the most easily accessed of the outer islands, but it...
Tarawa is not a single town but a group of islands surrounded by a coral atoll, and apart from the...
Abaiang (the name means 'north land') is the most easily accessed of the outer islands, but it still......
www.lonelyplanet.com /worldguide/destinations/pacific/kiribati/see   (161 words)

  
 Search Encyclopedia.com
Gilbert Islands Gilbert Islands, group of 16 islands, central Pacific, one of the island groups that form the Republic of Kiribati.
The group includes Tarawa, Butaritari (Makin), Little Makin, Marakei, Abaiang, Maiana, Abemama, Kuria, and Aranuka in the north; Nonouti and Tabiteuea in the central region; and Beru, Nikunau, Onotoa, Ta...
In 1857 he founded a mission on Abaiang in the Gilbert Islands (now part of Kiribati).
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 Abaiang - Republic of Kiribati
He used his power to create Makin, Butaritari, Marakei, Abaiang, Maiana, Kuria, Abemama and Aranuka.
It should be noted that not all trading agents were foreigners.
He experienced great difficulties in converting people because the Gilbertese still believed in their gods and spirits and, although they were curious about Christianity, they were not interested in changing their whole way of life.
www.janeresture.com /abaiang/index.htm   (1660 words)

  
 Abaiang - Term Explanation on IndexSuche.Com   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Abaiang comprises six islets in the northern Gilberts with a total land area of 6 square miles.
Captain Thomas_Gilbert was the European discoverer (1788); he named it Charlotte Island, after the owner of his ship, the Charlotte.
The current Principal, The Reverend Sir Paul Chilton, a British migrant, described the atoll as his 'pooh ridden paradise' in his entertaining epistles from the island, due to the custom of the locals to 'lay stool' on the golden beaches.
www.indexsuche.com /Abaiang.html   (187 words)

  
 War In The Pacific
At Abaiang, north of Tarawa, was a Catholic boarding school, St Joseph's College, for boys from Abaiang and other Islands.
Six Sisters with one Priest remained at Koinawa, Abaiang and 8 Sisters with three Brothers were at Tabwiroa (St Joseph's College) 5 miles from Koinawa.
At Abaiang the Sisters were given some rice that had survived the American bombardment, but the rice was mixed with glass and bits of cement.
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 Abaiang Atoll --  Encyclopædia Britannica   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
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The islands—Makin, Butaritari, Marakei, Abaiang, Tarawa, Maiana, Abemama, Kuria, Aranuka, Nonouti, Tabiteuea, Beru, Nikunau, Onotoa, Tamana, and Arorae—occupy a total land area of 105 sq mi (272 sq km).
www.encyclopediabritannica.com /eb/article?tocId=9003219   (885 words)

  
 Baha'i Faith, Christianity and local religions in the Pacific Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Abaiang had been the second island to apply under this scheme, but was not given a high priority for government action, as it already had Marist and LMS "higher" schools.
Land owners who had leased them land on which they built a house requested that they move, and Abaiang Island Council, the members of which had been working with the Fernies to establish a much desired school, unexpectedly voted to expel the Fernies and Kanare from the island.
But he worked too hastily on Abaiang, and was most likely ignorant of the tension that had existed between church and state for nearly a decade on the question of state-run schools.
www.bahai-library.com /?file=hassall_bahai_christianity_pacific-islands.html   (5815 words)

  
 BWNS: Sailing in for a jubilee
ABAIANG, Kiribati, 31 May 2004 (BWNS) -- The President of Kiribati and more than 200 Baha'is overcame a storm at sea to attend the 50th anniversary celebrations of the arrival of the Baha'i Faith in Kiribati.
They traveled the 15 kilometers from the main island of Tarawa to the island of Abaiang on 4 March 2004 to attend the festivities being held where the Baha'i Faith was introduced.
However, more than 200 Baha'is were in the open ocean on the 50-foot catamaran "Marawanraoi" and had to persevere through high seas and rain to reach Abaiang.
news.bahai.org /story.cfm?storyid=301   (882 words)

  
 Progress Report on the Kiribati Outer Islands
OIDPIMP implementation in Abaiang with its 16 villages was used as part of the hands-on training.
The training also provided the participants an opportunity to find out how the projects of their respective agencies were perceived by village people and to appreciate the role of social preparation in project development.
The amount of AUD 15,000.00 for both income generating and social development projects would not be enough to fund the projects initially generated by the training due to the greater number of villages which has to be extended the revolving fund facility.
www.poorfirstpovertycafe.org.ph /archives/Progress_Report_on_the_Kiribati_Outer_Islands.html   (4346 words)

  
 The Bahá   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
She was responsible for the spread of the Faith on Abaiang.
The Morkiao school on Abaiang established by the ABCFM was full, so parents who saw education as a means of getting good status for their children sent their children to the Bahá'í School.
The District Officer, F.N.M. Pusinelli, sought the advice of the Magistrate on Abaiang about the situation and received the following day a telegram indicating that Abaiang Council had already approved the establishment of the school and that the Fernies would be in charge.
www.bahai-library.com /asia-pacific/GEIC.htm   (5682 words)

  
 Kiribati   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
In April 2001 a press was installed on Abaiang Island at the request of the women’s group of a church.
The Island is in a remote location 5 hours ferry ride from Tarawa but the village of Evena was ideally situated between the two 600-pupil boarding schools that provided a natural market for the products.
While in Kiribati we received news that two other presses that were installed about 4 years earlier, on the outer islands, were still in working order.
www.kokonutpacific.com.au /production/stories/kiribati.html   (130 words)

  
 Damn Yankees Casey Yogi Whitey and the M - Thomas Gilbert   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Abaiang, also spelled Apaiang, sometimes called Apia, and formerly named Charlotte Island, is a coral atoll of the Kiribati, located in the west-central Pacific Ocean.Abaiang comprises 15 islets (minimum one is inhabited) in the northern Gilberts with a total land area of 6 square miles.
The channel is between the biggest island of Abaiang (in the east) and a very little island in the southwest of Abaiang.There is minimum one hotel on Abaiang: in Taburao you find the Nikuao Hotel.
This artikel Abaiang is licensed under the GNU free Documentation License.
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 information about Abaiang Island, complete guide for Abaiang Island,   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
A web site where you can participate and air your opinions on Abaiang Island, your trip, the hotels where you stayed, what the people were like, what to visit in Abaiang Island, where to go out, its night life,.
Because a picture is worth more than a thousand words, here are some photos of what your travel to Abaiang Island could be like, so that you can start getting excited.
Abaiang Island hotels : The most complete guide to hotels Abaiang Island.
www.destinia.com /guide/the+world/oceania/kiribati/abaiang+island/1-30007-30121-49956/main/en   (233 words)

  
 Kiribati - Guardians of the Gilberts
It was a far more fragile structure then, than even today's, 'built of wattled coconut leaves, and a belfry of braided leaves with a bell that looked as though a breath would disperse it'.
Soon they were on their way back to Abemama in the centre of the group, where they lived on shore for a few months, and calling on their way at Abaiang.
They took it in turn to tell me about the Abaiang people, drawing on their Gauloise and talking in the easy alternation of people who live lonely lives together.
www.janesoceania.com /kiribati_guardians   (6789 words)

  
 Kiribati Bibliography: Semantic Index   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Harper, John R. Reconnaissance survey of coastal erosion sites on Abaiang Atoll, Republic of Kiribati, 3-4 April 198 9.
Missionaries and war lords: a study of cultural interaction on Abaiang and Tarawa.
Tekinaiti, Tooti R. Status of giant clam stock at the four atolls in Kiribati (Abaiang, Maiana, Tarawa, Abemama).
www.trussel.com /kir/s_abaian.htm   (107 words)

  
 Encyclopedia: Abaiang
Teburoro Tito (born 1953) was the President and foreign minister of Kiribati from October 1, 1994 to March 28, 2003.
Aonobuaka - Borotiam - Koinawa - Evena - Morikao - Tabontebike - Tabwiroa - Taburao - Takarano - Tanimaiaki - Tebanga - Tuarabu - Ubanteman Tabontebike is a little city on the biggest island of the Kiribatian atoll of Abaiang.
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www.nationmaster.com /encyclopedia/Abaiang   (432 words)

  
 SportingPulse Homepage for Kiribati Soccer Association
The highlight of the day was a match between TUC and Abaiang with the outcome a draw by 1-1.
The first goal came from Lawrence of TUC (Tarawa Motors) in the first half and Abaiang equalized in less than 10 minutes by a goal from Palaamo.
In the ladies' category, the 2002 champion Abaiang overrun compatriot Marakei by a close score of 2-1.
www.sportingpulse.com.au /assoc_page.cgi?client=%40Kiribati%20Soccer%20Association%401615%40%40%40%40%40%4013%40%402%40&sID=47&news_task=DETAIL&articleID=81782§ionID=47   (231 words)

  
 Abaiang   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
Abaiang, also spelled Apaiang, sometimes called Apia, and formerly namedCharlotte Island, is a coral atoll of the Kiribati, located in the west-central Pacific Ocean.
Captain Thomas Gilbert wasthe European discoverer (1788); he named it Charlotte Island, after the owner of his ship, the Charlotte.
The current Principal, The Reverend Sir Paul Chilton, a Britishmigrant, described the atoll as his 'pooh ridden paradise' in his entertaining epistles from the island, due to the custom of thelocals to 'lay stool' on the golden beaches.
www.therfcc.org /abaiang-212666.html   (161 words)

  
 Gilbert Islands   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
(Makin), Little Makin, Marakei, Abaiang, Maiana, Abemama, Kuria, and Aranuka in the north; Nonouti and Tabiteuea in the central region; and Beru, Nikunau, Onotoa, Tamana, and Arorae in the south.
The British made the islands a protectorate in 1892 and a colony in 1915–16.
Tarawa, Butaritari, Abaiang, Marakei, and Abemama were occupied by the Japanese in 1941 and liberated by U.S. forces in 1943.
www.pacificislandtravel.com /kiribati/about_destin/gilbertislands.html   (154 words)

  
 10 August 2001 Edition   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-11)
The Abaiang Island Council has confiscated diving equipments and a boat belonging to a well known business man and Member of Parliament from Nonouti island, Mr Waysang Kum Kee.
A report from the Chief Councillor said Waysang was carrying out a diving operation for bech-demer (sea cucumber) without a licence and cleaning the bech-demer within our waters which according to our existing bye-laws, is not permitted.
The confiscated diving equipments, a boat and bech-demer are being kept at the Island Council on Abaiang island.
www.users.bigpond.com /kiribati_newstar/Archive/2001/August/10-08-01.htm   (494 words)

  
 Kiribati Hotels - Nikuao Hotel Abaiang Kiribati
Abaiang Island Council Tabontebike, Abaiang, Republic of Kiribati
NIKUAO HOTEL: is located on a white sandy beach just a few feet from the waters edge on the nearby island of Abaiang.
Facilities include one bungalow-type house with a toilet and bathroom: nine rooms with shared toilets and bathrooms, a large dining room and kitchen.
www.southtravels.com /pacific/kiribati/nikuaohotel   (99 words)

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