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An island group of the central Pacific Ocean north of Samoa. The islands were annexed by Great Britain in 1889 following a series of raids by Peruvian slave traders, and came under New Zealand sovereignty in 1948.

To′ke·lau′an adj. & n.


(ˈtəʊkəˌlaʊ) or

Tokelau Islands

pl n
(Placename) an island group in the South Pacific composed of three atolls, Nukunono, Atafu, and Fakaofo; dependent territory of New Zealand. Pop: 1368 (2012 est). Area: about 11 sq km (4 sq miles)
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All the music is sung in the Tokelau language or Samoan, and although one may not know the meaning of the words, they are heartfelt and soulful.
Rainfall at Wallis & Futuna and Tokelau varied through the year.
Certainly cheaper, more accessible electricity is a good thing for Tokelau and presumably the project provides this.
4% of the NZ population, and consist of communities from Samoa (49%), Cook Islands (21%), Tonga (20%), Niue (8%), Fiji (4%), Tokelau (2%), Tuvalu (1%), in addition to smaller communities from other Pacific Nations (3%).
Pierre and Miquelon, French South Antarctic Territories, American Samoa, Christmas Islands, Northern Mariana Islands, Montserrat, Wallis and Futuna Islands, Cocos Islands, Norfolk Island, Tokelau, Niue, Pitcairn, Western Sahara, and Guam.
The following countries and areas reported having no typhoid surveillance and typhoid as not being a notifiable disease: Kiribati, Nauru, Nuie, Solomon Islands, Timor Leste, Tokelau and Tuvalu.
5 percent of the population of Tokelau, located northeast of Fiji, has diabetes.
Cholesterol, coconuts and diet on Polynesian atolls: a natural experiment: the Pukapuka and Tokelau island studies.
The WHO said that, in the Western Pacific Region, Australia, Brunei Darussalam, Cook Islands, Japan, Malaysia, New Zealand, Niue, the Republic of Korea, Singapore, Tokelau and Tuvalu have all achieved 100 percent voluntary unpaid blood donation.
Nine countriesNPaulau, the Maldives, Honduras, Tokelau, The Bahamas, the Marshall Islands, the Cook Islands, French Polynesia and New Caledonia are currently prohibiting commercial shark fishing in order to protect the endangered animals that scientists say are some of the oldest extant living creatures in the world.
Sea-warriors from both Tonga and Samoa, at different times, crossed into Tokelau, Tuvalu, Rotuma, and the Lau group.