Honiara

Honiara

[hoh-nee-ahr-uh]
noun
a city in and the capital of the Solomon Islands, N Guadalcanal.
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Solomon Islands

noun
1.
an archipelago in the W Pacific Ocean, E of New Guinea; important World War II battles; politically divided between Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands.
2.
an independent country comprising the larger, SE part of this archipelago: a former British protectorate; gained independence in 1978. 11,458 sq. mi. (29,676 sq. km). Capital: Honiara (on Guadalcanal).

Solomon Islander, noun
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Honiara (ˌhəʊnɪˈɑːrə)
 
n
the capital of the Solomon Islands, on NW Guadalcanal Island. Pop: 61 000 (2005 est)

Solomon Islands
 
pl n
an independent state in the SW Pacific comprising an archipelago extending for almost 1450 km (900 miles) in a northwest--southeast direction: the northernmost islands of the archipelago (Buka and Bougainville) form part of Papua New Guinea; the main islands are Guadalcanal, Malaita, San Cristobal, New Georgia, Santa Isabel, and Choiseul: a member of the Commonwealth. Official language: English. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: Solomon Islands dollar. Capital: Honiara. Pop: 491 000 (2004 est). Area: 29 785 sq km (11 500 sq miles)

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