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Tuvalu

[ too-vuh-loo, too-vah-loo ]
/ ˈtu vəˌlu, tuˈvɑ lu /
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noun
a parliamentary state consisting of a group of islands in the central Pacific, south of the equator: a former British colony; gained independence 1978. 10 sq. mi. (26 sq. km). Capital: Funafuti.
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Formerly El·lice Is·lands [el-is], /ˈɛl ɪs/, La·goon Is·lands [luh-goon] /ləˈgun/ .

OTHER WORDS FROM Tuvalu

Tu·va·lu·an, adjective, noun
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Tuvalu
/ (ˌtuːvəˈluː) /

noun
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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