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1) Palmyra Atoll. The World Factbook. 2003
... Background:The Kingdom of Hawaii claimed the atoll in 1862, and the US included it among the Hawaiian Islands when it annexed the archipelago in 1898. The Hawaii...

2) Johnston Atoll. The World Factbook. 2003
... Background:Both the US and the Kingdom of Hawaii annexed Johnston Atoll in 1858, but it was the US that mined the guano deposits until the late 1880s. The US Navy...

3) Palmyra, atoll, Pacific Ocean. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Palmyra, atoll, Pacific Ocean, not permanently inhabited atoll (2 sq mi/5.2 sq km), central Pacific, one of the Line Islands, c.1,100 mi (1,770 km) SW of Honolulu....

4) Kure Atoll. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Kure Atoll or Kure Island, circular coral atoll with 2 small isls., N Pacific, in NW part of Hawaiian Isls., Hawaii co., Hawaii, c.60 mi/97 km NW of Midway, Internatl....

5) atoll. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...atoll, see coral reefs....

6) atoll. The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition. 2002
...atoll (A-tawl, A-tol, AY-tawl, AY-tol) A coral island that surrounds a lagoon. ( See coral reef.) 1...

7) atoll. The American HeritageŽ Dictionary of the English Language: Fourth Edition. 2000.
...A ringlike coral island and reef that nearly or entirely encloses a lagoon. Maldivean atolu; akin to probably akin to Sinhalese atul, interior (from the interior...

8) Johnston Island. The Columbia Gazetteer of North America. 2000
...Johnston Island, atoll, central Pacific, c.700 mi/1,100 km SW of Honolulu; c.3,000 ft/900 m long and c.600 ft/183 m wide. It was discovered by Americans in 1796 (or...

9) Ulithi. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Ulithi, (oole´the) (KEY) , atoll comprising 40 islets, 1.75 sq mi (4.53 sq km), W Pacific, in the W Caroline Islands. Ulithi is part of the Federated States of Micronesia;...

10) Teraina. The Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition. 2001
...Teraina, (teri´n) (KEY) , atoll (1990 pop. 936), 3 sq mi (7.8 sq km), central Pacific, one of the Line Islands and part of the Republic of Kiribati. Visited by the...

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