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Vaitupu

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Vaitupu is the largest atoll of the nation of Tuvalu. [1]

72 relations: Apisai Ielemia, Aquaculture in Tuvalu, Arid, Asau, Tuvalu, Atoll, Charles Wilkes, Colocasia esculenta, Competition, Copra, Coral reef, Court of Appeal of Tuvalu, Cultural practice, Cyclone Ofa, Cyclone Pam, Demographics of Tuvalu, Donald Gilbert Kennedy, Dormitory, Enele Sopoaga, European Union, Fiatau Penitala Teo, Fiji, Filoimea Telito, Funafuti, Funeral, Governor-general, Governor-General of Tuvalu, Guest house, Harbor, High Court of Tuvalu, Human settlement, Ionatana Ionatana, Isles of Mosana, Kioa, Kiribati, List of education ministries, List of islands of Tuvalu, List of villages and neighbourhoods in Tuvalu, London Missionary Society, Luasamotu, Mangrove, Marriage of state, Motufoua Secondary School, Motutanifa, Neli Lifuka, New Zealand, Oral history, Order of St Michael and St George, Order of the British Empire, Parliament of Tuvalu, Photovoltaics, ..., Polynesian Society, Prime Minister of Tuvalu, Privy council, Pulaka, Samoan language, Slavery, Social isolation, Starbuck (whaling family), Swamp, Taukelina Finikaso, Te Motu Olepa, Temotu, Tuvalu, Toaripi Lauti, Tofia, Tomasi Puapua, Tuberculosis, Tuvalu, Tuvaluan general election, 2015, United States Exploring Expedition, Whaling, Wharf, 2011 Tuvalu drought. Expand index (22 more) »

Apisai Ielemia

Apisai Ielemia (born 19 August 1955) is a Tuvaluan politician.

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Aquaculture in Tuvalu

Aquaculture in Tuvalu generally centers on milkfish and clams.

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Arid

A region is arid when it is characterized by a severe lack of available water, to the extent of hindering or preventing the growth and development of plant and animal life.

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Asau, Tuvalu

Asau is a village in Tuvalu.

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Atoll

An atoll, sometimes called a coral atoll, is a ring-shaped coral reef including a coral rim that encircles a lagoon partially or completely.

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Charles Wilkes

Charles Wilkes (April 3, 1798 – February 8, 1877) was an American naval officer, ship's captain, and explorer.

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Colocasia esculenta

Colocasia esculenta is a tropical plant grown primarily for its edible corms, the root vegetables most commonly known as taro.

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Competition

Competition is, in general, a contest or rivalry between two or more entities, organisms, animals, individuals, economic groups or social groups, etc., for territory, a niche, for scarce resources, goods, for mates, for prestige, recognition, for awards, for group or social status, or for leadership and profit.

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Copra

Copra is the dried meat or kernel of the coconut, which is the fruit of the coconut palm (Cocos nucifera).

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Coral reef

Coral reefs are diverse underwater ecosystems held together by calcium carbonate structures secreted by corals.

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Court of Appeal of Tuvalu

The Court of Appeal of Tuvalu is established by sections 134 & 135 of the Constitution of Tuvalu to hear appeals from decisions of the High Court of Tuvalu and to determine the Law of Tuvalu.

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Cultural practice

Cultural practice generally refers to the manifestation of a culture or sub-culture, especially in regard to the traditional and customary practices of a particular ethnic or other cultural group.

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Cyclone Ofa

Severe Tropical Cyclone Ofa was considered to be the worst tropical cyclone to affect Polynesia since Cyclone Bebe.

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Cyclone Pam

Severe Tropical Cyclone Pam was the second most intense tropical cyclone of the south Pacific Ocean in terms of sustained winds and is regarded as one of the worst natural disasters in the history of Vanuatu.

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Demographics of Tuvalu

This article is about the demographic features of the population of Tuvalu, including the age structure, ethnicity, education level, life expectancy, religious affiliations and other aspects of the population.

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Donald Gilbert Kennedy

Donald Gilbert Kennedy (March 1898 – 1976) was a teacher, then an administrator in the British colonial service in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony and the British Solomon Islands Protectorate.

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Dormitory

In United States usage, the word dormitory means a building primarily providing sleeping and residential quarters for large numbers of people, often boarding school, college or university students.

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Enele Sopoaga

Enele Sosene Sopoaga PC (born 10 February 1956) is a Tuvaluan diplomat and politician who has been Prime Minister of Tuvalu since 2013.

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European Union

The European Union (EU) is a political and economic union of EUnum member states that are located primarily in Europe.

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Fiatau Penitala Teo

Sir Fiatau Penitala Teo (23 July 1911, in Funafuti – 25 November 1998) was a political figure from the Pacific nation of Tuvalu.

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Fiji

Fiji (Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी), officially the Republic of Fiji (Matanitu Tugalala o Viti; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी गणराज्य), is an island country in Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean about northeast of New Zealand's North Island.

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Filoimea Telito

Sir Filoimea Telito (19 March 1945 – 11 July 2011) was a political and religious figure from the Pacific nation of Tuvalu.

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Funafuti

Funafuti is an atoll on which the capital of the island nation of Tuvalu is located.

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Funeral

A funeral is a ceremony connected with the burial, cremation, or interment of a corpse, or the burial (or equivalent) with the attendant observances.

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Governor-general

Governor-general (plural governors-general) or governor general (plural governors general), in modern usage, is the title of an office-holder appointed to represent the monarch of a sovereign state in the governing of an independent realm.

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Governor-General of Tuvalu

The Governor-General of Tuvalu is the representative of the Tuvaluan monarch (currently Queen Elizabeth II) and performs the duties of the Queen in her absence.

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Guest house

A guest house (also guesthouse) is a kind of lodging.

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Harbor

A harbor or harbour (see spelling differences; synonyms: wharves, haven) is a sheltered body of water where ships, boats, and barges can be docked.

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High Court of Tuvalu

The High Court of Tuvalu is the superior court as it has unlimited original jurisdiction to determine the Law of Tuvalu and hears appeals from the lower courts.

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Human settlement

In geography, statistics and archaeology, a settlement, locality or populated place is a community in which people live.

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Ionatana Ionatana

Ionatana Ionatana, CVO, OBE (November 05, 1938 – December 8, 2000), was a political figure from the Pacific nation of Tuvalu.

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Isles of Mosana

The Isles of Mosana are the two small islets of Vaitupu, Tuvalu.

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Kioa

Kioa is an island in Fiji, an outlier to Vanua Levu, one of Fiji's two main islands.

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Kiribati

Kiribati, officially the Republic of Kiribati (Gilbertese: Ribaberiki Kiribati),.

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List of education ministries

An education ministry is a national or subnational government agency politically responsible for education.

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List of islands of Tuvalu

Tuvalu consists of nine separate islands, six of which are atolls and three are reef islands.

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List of villages and neighbourhoods in Tuvalu

Below is a list of villages and neighbourhoods in Tuvalu.

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London Missionary Society

The London Missionary Society was a missionary society formed in England in 1795 by evangelical Anglicans and various nonconformists.

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Luasamotu

Luasamotu is an uninhabited islet of Vaitupu, Tuvalu.

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Mangrove

A mangrove is a shrub or small tree that grows in coastal saline or brackish water.

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Marriage of state

A marriage of state is a diplomatic marriage or union between two members of different nation-states or internally, between two power blocs, usually in authoritarian societies and is a practice which dates back into pre-history, as far back as early Grecian cultures in western society, and of similar antiquity in other civilizations.

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Motufoua Secondary School

Motufoua Secondary School is boarding school for children on Vaitupu atoll.

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Motutanifa

Motutanifa or Motu o tanifa is an uninhabited islet of Vaitupu, Tuvalu, which is located on the reef to the north of the part of Vaitupu known as Muli.

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Neli Lifuka

Neli Lifuka was born in 1909 on Vaitupu, he worked as a marine engineer and from 1945 to 1951 he was the magistrate on Vaitupu.

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New Zealand

New Zealand (Aotearoa) is a sovereign island country in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.

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Oral history

Oral history is the collection and study of historical information about individuals, families, important events, or everyday life using audiotapes, videotapes, or transcriptions of planned interviews.

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Order of St Michael and St George

The Most Distinguished Order of Saint Michael and Saint George is a British order of chivalry founded on 28 April 1818 by George, Prince Regent, later King George IV, while he was acting as regent for his father, King George III.

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Order of the British Empire

The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire is a British order of chivalry, rewarding contributions to the arts and sciences, work with charitable and welfare organisations, and public service outside the Civil service.

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Parliament of Tuvalu

The Parliament of Tuvalu, or Palamene o Tuvalu is the unicameral national legislature of Tuvalu.

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Photovoltaics

Photovoltaics (PV) is a term which covers the conversion of light into electricity using semiconducting materials that exhibit the photovoltaic effect, a phenomenon studied in physics, photochemistry, and electrochemistry.

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Polynesian Society

The Polynesian Society is a non-profit organization based at the University of Auckland, New Zealand, dedicated to the scholarly study of the history, ethnography, and mythology of Oceania.

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Prime Minister of Tuvalu

The Prime Minister of Tuvalu is the head of government of Tuvalu.

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Privy council

A privy council is a body that advises the head of state of a nation, typically, but not always, in the context of a monarchic government.

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Pulaka

Pulaka, Cyrtosperma merkusii, or swamp taro, is a crop grown in Tuvalu and an important source of carbohydrates for the area's inhabitants.

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Samoan language

Samoan (Gagana faʻa Sāmoa or Gagana Sāmoa – IPA) is the language of the Samoan Islands, comprising the Independent State of Samoa and the United States territory of American Samoa.

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Slavery

Slavery is any system in which principles of property law are applied to people, allowing individuals to own, buy and sell other individuals, as a de jure form of property.

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Social isolation

Social isolation is a state of complete or near-complete lack of contact between an individual and society.

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Starbuck (whaling family)

The Starbuck family were a group of whalers based in Nantucket, Massachusetts, United States, from the seventeenth to the nineteenth centuries.

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Swamp

A swamp is a wetland that is forested.

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Taukelina Finikaso

Taukelina Finikaso is a political figure from the Pacific nation of Tuvalu.

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Te Motu Olepa

Te Motu Olepa is an islet of Vaitupu, Tuvalu that is between the Isles of Mosana and Luasamotu.

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Temotu, Tuvalu

Temotu is an islet of Vaitupu, Tuvalu.

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Toaripi Lauti

Sir Toaripi Lauti (28 November 1928 – 25 May 2014) was a Tuvaluan politician who served as chief minister of the Colony of Tuvalu (1975–78), as the first prime minister following Tuvalu's independence (1978-1981) and governor-general of Tuvalu (1990-1993).

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Tofia

Tofia is a small islet of Vaitupu, Tuvalu, in the entrance to the lagoon.

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Tomasi Puapua

Sir Tomasi Puapua (born 10 September 1938) is a political figure who represented Vaitupu in the Parliament of Tuvalu.

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Tuberculosis

Tuberculosis (TB) is an infectious disease usually caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium tuberculosis (MTB).

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Tuvalu

Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, about midway between Hawaii and Australia, lying east-northeast of the Santa Cruz Islands (belonging to the Solomons), southeast of Nauru, south of Kiribati, west of Tokelau, northwest of Samoa and Wallis and Futuna and north of Fiji.

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Tuvaluan general election, 2015

General elections were held in Tuvalu on 31 March 2015.

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United States Exploring Expedition

The United States Exploring Expedition was an exploring and surveying expedition of the Pacific Ocean and surrounding lands conducted by the United States from 1838 to 1842.

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Whaling

Whaling is the hunting of whales for scientific research and their usable products like meat, oil and blubber.

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Wharf

A wharf, quay (also), staith or staithe is a structure on the shore of a harbor or on the bank of a river or canal where ships may dock to load and unload cargo or passengers.

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2011 Tuvalu drought

The 2011 Tuvalu drought was a period of severe drought afflicting Tuvalu, a South Pacific island country of approximately 10,500 people, in the latter half of 2011.

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References

[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vaitupu

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