Tuvalu

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geographical name Tu·va·lu \tü-ˈvä-(ˌ)lü, -ˈvär-(ˌ)ü\
variants: or formerly

Ellice Islands

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Definition of Tuvalu

  1. islands in the western Pacific north of Fiji capital Funafuti area 9 square miles (23 square kilometers), population 11,000 — see gilbert and ellice Tuvalu was a British territory 1976–78 and became an independent member of the Commonwealth of Nations in 1978.


TUVALU Defined for English Language Learners

Tuvalu

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Definition of Tuvalu for English Language Learners

  • : island country in the Pacific Ocean


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