- a village in and the capital of Tuvalu.
- a parliamentary state consisting of a group of islands in the central Pacific, S of the equator: a former British colony; gained independence 1978. 10 sq. mi. (26 sq. km). Capital: Funafuti.
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Then I bade good-bye to the natives, who started off for Funafuti with many expressions of goodwill to their fellow-mutineer.The Call Of The South
It will thus be seen that the verdict of Funafuti is clearly and unmistakeably in favour of Darwin's theory.Darwin and Modern Science
A.C. Seward and Others
A year had come and gone, and the Venus again lay at anchor in the broad lagoon of Funafuti.Susni
The Funafuti borings show almost beyond doubt that Polynesia is an area of comparatively recent subsidence.
On an island in the Southern Sea, Funafuti, a deep boring has been made 1,114 ft. deep.The Geological Story of the Isle of Wight
J. Cecil Hughes
- a country in the SW Pacific, comprising a group of nine coral islands: established as a British protectorate in 1892. From 1915 until 1975 the islands formed part of the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands; achieved full independence in 1978; a member of the Commonwealth (formerly a special member not represented at all meetings, until 2000). Languages: English and Tuvaluan. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: Australian dollar; Tuvalu dollars are also used. Capital: Funafuti. Pop: 10 698 (2013 est). Area: 26 sq km (10 sq miles)Former names: Lagoon Islands, Ellice Islands
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