Ellice Islands

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El·lice Islands

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Ellice Islands

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(Placename) the former name (until 1975) of Tuvalu


(ˈtu vəˌlu, tuˈvɑ lu)

a parliamentary state consisting of a group of islands in the central Pacific, S of the equator: a former British colony; gained independence 1978. 10,588; 10 sq. mi. (26 sq. km). Cap.: Funafuti. Formerly, Ellice Islands.
Tu`va•lu′an, adj., n.
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Noun1.Ellice Islands - a group of coral islands in Micronesia to the southwest of HawaiiEllice Islands - a group of coral islands in Micronesia to the southwest of Hawaii
Federated States of Micronesia, Micronesia, TT - a country scattered over Micronesia with a constitutional government in free association with the United States; achieved independence in 1986
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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Five years later Papua New Guinea became independent, as did the Ellice Islands, to become Tuvalu.
His first journey took him to the Ellice Islands, a chain of small island midway between Hawaii and Australia that is now called Tuvalu, and he crossed the equator five times in a single day as the unescorted ship navigated to evade Japanese submarines.
Synthetic Aperture Radar data confirmed that significant portions of Langley and Ellice Islands were inundated on September 25 and 26 (Solomon et al.
For instance, Spruance recalled that when offensive operations commenced in the Central Pacific in the summer of 1943, Funafuti in the Ellice Islands was the nearest base to the Gilbert and Marshall Islands that had a good anchorage.
The police museum has some of the envelopes Whitehurst posted, supposedly from as far away as the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, the Solomon Islands, Nyasaland and the Gold Coast.
Ocean Island was incorporated into the Protectorate of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands in 1900, the year New Zealander Albert Ellis discovered the phosphate, and eventually it became part of the colony declared in 1916.
Twilight of Pacific Colonialism" tells the story of the waning days of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony of the United Kingdom, through the eyes of a man who called the place home.
As you can imagine, one small bag of stamps can keep you entertained for hours, looking them up in catalogues and discovering, if you're like me, places you've never heard of, like the Gilbert and Ellice Islands.
August 28 Preparations for the upcoming Allied campaign for the Gilbert Islands continue with US Marine landings on Nanomea, in the Ellice Islands.
RECENTLY one of the extras from the Bounty hunters advert blamed waterlogging on the island of Tuvalu, in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands on western 4x4s.
radio station at Suva in Fiji handled overseas traffic to Great Britain and Europe, via the Australian Beam Service, and also maintained communications with stations in Samoa, Tonga, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, New Caledonia, the New Hebrides and Hawaii.
The representatives of the Banaban community targeted first the geopolitical strategies pursued by the British colonial administration, which as early as 1916 had integrated Banaba into the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony.