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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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The Governor-General of Tuvalu, Iakoba Italeli, has received the credentials of Saleh Ahmed Alzreem Al Suwaidi, as a Non-Resident Ambassador of the UAE to Tuvalo, during a reception held at the presidential residence in the capital, Funafuti.
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According to the study, the Funafuti Atoll has experienced among "the highest rates of sea-level rise" in the world over the past six decades.
forces built airbases on the islands of Funafuti, Nanumea, and Nukufetau.
Starting Wednesday, Tuvalu inaugurated a 500 kW solar PV power plant on the atoll of Funafuti.
Caridean shrimps found in land-locked saltwater pools at four Indo-West Pacific localities (Sinai Peninsula, Funafuti Atoll, Maui and Hawaii islands), with the description of one new genus and four new species.
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.
In the 1980s, this reviewer shared the Funafuti Hotel in Tuvalu with a group of Ku Klux Klansmen who were intent on persuading the--fortunately unpersuadable--minister of finance to invest Tuvalu's reserves with them.
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.
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.