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Dry strip of land on Kingman Reef with a coconut palm seedling

Etymology edit

Named according to captain W. E. Kingman who described it in 1853. The reef had been earlier discovered by the American Captain Edmund Fanning in 1798.

Proper noun edit

Kingman Reef

  1. one of the US-administered Line Islands

Synonyms edit

  • (pre-1900s names) Danger Reef, Caldew Reef, Maria Shoal, Crane Shoal

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