Wallis and Futuna Islands


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Wal·lis and Fu·tu·na Islands

 (wŏl′ĭs; fo͞o-to͞o′nə)
A French overseas territory consisting of two groups of islands in the southwest Pacific Ocean west of Samoa and northeast of Fiji. Controlled by the French from 1842, the islands became an overseas territory in 1961.

Wallis and Futuna Islands

(ˈwɒlɪs; fuːˈtjuːnə)
pl n
(Placename) a French overseas territory in the SW Pacific, west of Samoa. Capital: Mata-Utu. Pop: 15 507 (2013 est). Area: 367 sq km (143 sq miles)
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A typical day would start with a show by, for example, Papua New Guinea at 10:30 A.M., continue with a Torres Island group (Australian pop singer Christine Anu is a Torres Islander) and a dance by the Wallis and Futuna Islands, then break for a traditional lunch made by the delegation from Vanuatu.
Trawling four main national categories--East Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the Pacific--the exhibition includes artists from Australia, China, India, Indonesia, Japan, Laos, Malaysia, New Caledonia, New Zealand, Niue, Papua New Guinea, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sri Lanka, Taiwan, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Wallis and Futuna Islands. There is also a new category, "Crossing Borders," which includes work by artists from these countries but now living elsewhere.