Orders, decorations, and medals of Kiribati

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The honours system of Kiribati was established by the Kiribati National Honours and Awards Act 1989. This act created a system of awards to recognize exemplary, meritorious or distinguished service, "in, for, or to Kiribati". The awards are divided into two categories, civil and disciplined forces. Awards are conferred by the Beretitenti, upon the advice of the Cabinet. The awards are as follows in their order of precedence:[1]

Civil category
  • Grand Order (Kiribati) - ribbon bar.png Kiribati Grand Order (K.G.O.) (Gilbertese: Ana Tokabeti Kiribati (A.T.K))
  • National Order (Kiribati) - ribbon bar.png Kiribati National Order (K.N.O) (Ana Kamoamoa Kiribati (A.K.K))
  • Kiribati Cross - ribbon bar.png Kiribati Cross (K.C) (Ana Kaibangaki N Ninikoria Kiribati (A.K.N.K))
  • Order of Merit (Kiribati) - ribbon bar.png Kiribati Order of Merit (K.O.M) (Boutokan Toronibwain Kiribati (B.T.K))
Disciplined forces category
  • Meritorious Service Medal (Kiribati) - ribbon bar.png Meritorious Service Award (M.S.A) (Raoiroin Rakan Te Mwakuri (R.R.M))
  • Kiribati Long Service and Good Conduct Award ribbon.png Kiribati Long Service and Good Conduct Award (K.L.S.G.C.A) (Kanikinaean Te Bekumwaka Ma te Kakaonimaki (K.B.K))


  1. ^ Maneaba ni Maungatabu. "AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF KIRIBATI NATIONAL HONOURS AND AWARDS AND FOR CONNECTED PURPOSES". Pacific Islands Legal Information Institute. Republic of Kiribati. Retrieved 8 December 2014.