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Culture of Kiribati

People in Kiribati speak the Kiribati, and English languages. The linguistic diversity of Kiribati is almost homogeneous according to a fractionalization scale which for Kiribati is 0.0237. The followers of Christianity are the religious majority in the country. 43.9% of Kiribati's population live in cities. This percentage comprises the urban population of Kiribati. The rate of urbanization in Kiribati is considered to be 1.8. According to data on inbound tourists in Kiribati, 5,900 tourists arrive in the country each year.

National anthem

The national anthem of Kiribati is called 'Teirake Kaini Kiribati', which in English means 'Stand up, Kiribati'. It was adopted in 1979. Both the music and the lyrics have been composed by Urium Tamuera Ioteba.

Fast food

Around 46% of the population of Kiribati are obese.

Alcohol consumption

Each year, the people of Kiribati consume 2 litre of alcohol per capita, and this volume consists of 36.9% beer, 2.2% wine, 60.9% distilled spirits, 0% other alcohol.

National dish

One of the most popular national dishes of Kiribati is machboos.