Tuvalu

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

Definition of Tuvalu

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

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