Tuvalu

geographical name
Tu·​va·​lu | \ tü-ˈvä-(ˌ)lü How to pronounce Tuvalu (audio) , -ˈvär-(ˌ)ü \
variants: or formerly Ellice Islands \ ˈe-​lis How to pronounce Ellice Islands (audio) \

Definition of Tuvalu

islands in the western Pacific north of Fiji capital Funafuti area 10 square miles (26 square kilometers), population 11,100 — 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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“Tuvalu.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Tuvalu. Accessed 27 May. 2020.

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