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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.
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(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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The Pacific celebration was attended by all the PNS chairs, representing Samoa, Tonga, Fiji, Cook Islands, Niue and Tokelau, as well as nurses from Tuvalu and Kiribati.
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Hoem has been conducting fieldwork in Tokelau, composed of three coral atolls in the Pacific, since 1986.
As the program expands, it will include Guam, Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Australia, Cook Islands, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Nauru, New Zealand, Niue, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Solomons Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, New Caledonia, French Polynesia, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna.
The canoe is iconic and so, many would say, is Te Vaka, a group of musicians and dancers from Tokelau, Tuvalu, Samoa, Cook Islands and New Zealand brought together under the inspired leadership of Opetaia Foa'i.
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Meanwhile the New Zealand government's "Tokelau Shipping Solution" commits Tokelau to a fossil-fuel-dependent, increasingly expensive future for at least the next 25 years.
The islands of Samoa and Tokelau in the Pacific Ocean and located near the International Date Line were the first to mark the dawn of the New Year.
Taloha ni na matua ma na tamana Tokelau. E hiki te fakafetai ki te tupu i te lagi ona ko tona aloha mai kia teki tatou.