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An atoll of Tuvalu in the southern Pacific Ocean, consisting of several islets. It is the capital of the island state.


(ˌfu nəˈfu ti)

the capital of Tuvalu. 1328.
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Noun1.Funafuti - capital of Tuvalu
Tuvalu - a small island republic on the Tuvalu islands; formerly part of the British colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands until it withdrew in 1975 and became independent of the United Kingdom in 1978
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To date, the area of the farm has increased five-fold, but due to land limitations in Funafuti (about 2.
Starting Wednesday, Tuvalu inaugurated a 500 kW solar PV power plant on the atoll of Funafuti.
forces built airbases on the islands of Funafuti, Nanumea, and Nukufetau.
After visiting Kiribat, Island of Funafuti and Auckland, Santa has reached US station McMurdo, which is located 850 miles north of the South Pole, according to the Facebook page.
The couple were welcomed to the main island Funafuti in a spectacular greeting not seen since the Queen and Prince Philip visited in 1982.
They had been welcomed to the main island Funafuti in a spectacular greeting not seen since the Queen and Philip visited in 1982 and were carried off the Royal Yacht Britannia in a canoe.
Throughout the day, ferries packed with excited people from distant atolls arrived in the Tuvalu capital Funafuti, much of which had been freshly painted for the royal visit.
On 5 February, King recommended that Funafuti Atoll in the Ellice Islands (Tuvalu today) be made an advance base to cover Fiji and Samoa.
Then the Queen and Prince Philip were brought ashore in canoes and carried at shoulder height in the vessels by islanders into the capital Funafuti during a spectacular ceremony.
These now include a weekly container service providing a direct link between Auckland and Fiji, with onward connections to other islands including Kiribati, Wallis Island and Funafuti.
21-22, Edgeworth David's second expedition to Funafuti Atoll in 1897 is described as "Seeking empirical proof for the theory of evolution through natural selection, David led an expedition .
Solar panels installed in 2008 on the roof of the stadium in the Tuvalu capital of Funafuti currently generate five percent of the residents' electrical needs.