Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English homepage

Nauru

     
Nauru
an independent republic, one of the smallest nations in the world, on an island in the southwest Pacific Ocean near the Equator. Population: 12,570 (2003). Capital: Yaren. It has large amounts of phosphate salts, which are used for making plants grow better, and an important phosphate mining industry.
Nauruan noun, adjective

Dictionary pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
What is the word for picture 1? What is the word for picture 2? What is the word for picture 3? What is the word for picture 4?
Click on any of the pictures above to find out what it is called.

Explore our topic dictionary