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  2. Coat of arms. National anthem. Tuvalu portal. v. t. e. The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesians, so the origins of the people of Tuvalu can be traced to the spread of humans out of Southeast Asia, from Taiwan, via Melanesia and across the Pacific islands of Polynesia .

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    Nov 16, 2023 · one of the smallest and most remote countries on Earth; six of the nine coral atolls - Nanumea, Nui, Vaitupu, Nukufetau, Funafuti, and Nukulaelae - have lagoons open to the ocean; Nanumaya and Niutao have landlocked lagoons; Niulakita does not have a lagoon.

  4. It is a very small island country of 26 km 2 (10 sq mi). Due to the spread out islands it has the 38th largest Exclusive Economic Zone of 749,790 km 2 (289,500 sq mi). The islands of Tuvalu consists of three reef islands and six atolls, containing approximately 710 km 2 (270 sq mi) of reef platforms. [1]

  5. Tuvalu. The first settlers of what is now Tuvalu were from Samoa, Tokelau, Tonga, and/or Uvea and probably arrived about 2,000 years ago. Smaller numbers subsequently arrived from Tonga, the northern Cook Islands, Rotuma, and the Gilbert Islands. Niulakita, Tuvalu’s smallest and southernmost island, was uninhabited before European contact.

  6. Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is located midway between Hawaii and Australia in the South Pacific Ocean. It comprises nine islands (four reef islands and five coral atolls). Tuvalu's population is approximately 11,204, with about half living on the atoll of Funafuti, which is the capital.

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    Nov 16, 2023 · Tuvaluan (official), English (official), Samoan, Kiribati (on the island of Nui) Religions Protestant 92.7% (Congregational Christian Church of Tuvalu 85.9%, Brethren 2.8%, Seventh Day Adventist 2.5%, Assemblies of God 1.5%), Baha'i 1.5%, Jehovah's Witness 1.5%, other 3.9%, none or refused 0.4% (2017 est.) Population growth rate 0.81% (2023 est.)

  8. Oct 27, 2023 · Tuvalu country profile. Published. 27 October. Share. close panel. Share page. Copy link. About sharing. Tuvalu is a group of nine tiny islands in the South Pacific which won independence from the ...

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