The people of the Pacific
country of Kiribati
, and also their language
. The language is also called Kiribati, and Gilbertese
after the former colonial name of the country, the Gilbert Islands
An unusual phonetic feature of I-Kiribati is that the syllables TI and TU are actually pronounced SI and SU. Also, final vowels tend not to be pronounced. This gives the pronunciation "Kiribas" for the country.