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Tuvalu

Tu·va·lu

 (to͞o-vä′lo͞o, to͞o′və-lo͞o′) Formerly El·lice Islands (ĕl′ĭs)
An island country of the western Pacific Ocean north of Fiji. Organized as a British protectorate in 1892, the islands became part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony in 1916 and achieved independence in 1978. Funafuti is the capital.
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Tuvalu

(ˌtuːvəˈluː)
n
(Placename) a country in the SW Pacific, comprising a group of nine coral islands: established as a British protectorate in 1892. From 1915 until 1975 the islands formed part of the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands; achieved full independence in 1978; a member of the Commonwealth (formerly a special member not represented at all meetings, until 2000). Languages: English and Tuvaluan. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: Australian dollar; Tuvalu dollars are also used. Capital: Funafuti. Pop: 10 698 (2013 est). Area: 26 sq km (10 sq miles). Former names: Lagoon Islands or Ellice Islands
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Tu•va•lu

(ˈtu vəˌlu, tuˈvɑ lu)

n.
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.Tuvalu - a small island republic on the Tuvalu islandsTuvalu - 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
Ellice Islands, Tuvalu - a group of coral islands in Micronesia to the southwest of Hawaii
Funafuti - capital of Tuvalu
2.Tuvalu - a group of coral islands in Micronesia to the southwest of HawaiiTuvalu - 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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