Nei Manganibuka

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The Gilbertese ancestor/spirit who is the guardian of Nikumaroro. For a full account of an alleged sighting of Nei Manganibuka, see the story of the Ghost Maneaba. TIGHAR believes that Kanawa Point is part of Niurabo, the territory sacred to Nei Manganibuka.

The colony had a whaleboat named Nei Manganibuka that was kept in its own boat shed near the village.