Tuvalu

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shared Departments anthropology documents-publications Tufoua%20Ethnographic%20Research%20on%20Meanings%20and%20Practices%20of%20Health%20in%20Tuvalu%20final.pdf accessdate 16 March 2013 Art of Tuvalu thumb upright A Tuvaluan dancer at Auckland's Pasifika Festival (File:Dancer, Tuvalu stage, 2011 Pasifika festival.jpg) The artistic traditions of Tuvalu have traditionally been expressed in the design of clothing and traditional handicrafts


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Education Education in Tuvalu (History of Tuvalu#Education in Tuvalu) is free and compulsory between the ages of 6 and 15 years. Each island has a primary school. Motufoua Secondary School is located on Vaitupu. Students board at the school during the school term, returning to their home


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publisher The First United States Exploring Expedition (1838–42) Smithsonian Institution volume 5 chapter 2 pages 35–75 The New Zealand photographer Thomas Andrew (Thomas Andrew (photographer)) visited Funafuti WikiPedia:Tuvalu Commons:Category:Tuvalu Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tuvalu


world power

that the Spanish did not have the ability to properly explore the Pacific Ocean, and were not capable of finding the islands which lay at a latitude 20° north of the galleon route and their currents. However, Spanish activity in the Pacific was paramount until the late 18th century. Andrés de


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of Tuvalu as it has unlimited original jurisdiction to determine the Law of Tuvalu and to hear appeals from the lower courts. Sir Gordon Ward (Gordon Ward) is the current Chief Justice of Tuvalu. ref>

US Embassy – Papua New Guinea title United States and Pacific Islands Strengthen Fisheries Cooperation date 10 May 2013 url http: portmoresby.usembassy.gov mr2013_051013.html accessdate 3 September 2013

revenue. Domain name income paid most of the cost of paving the streets of Funafuti and installing street lighting in mid-2002. Tuvalu also generates income from postage stamp


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web last Panapa first Tufoua title Ethnographic Research on Meanings and Practices of Health in Tuvalu: A Community Report publisher Report to the Tuvaluan Ministries of Health and Education: Ph D Candidate Centre for Development Studies – "Transnational Pacific Health through the Lens of Tuberculosis" Research Group. Department of Anthropology, The University of Auckland, N.Z. year 2012 url http: www.arts.auckland.ac.nz webdav site arts shared Departments anthropology

url http: www.arts.auckland.ac.nz webdav site arts shared Departments anthropology documents-publications Resture%202010.pdf accessdate 16 March 2013 Like many South Pacific islands obesity is a major health issue (Obesity in the Pacific) where 65% of men and 71% of women are overweight.

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music singing

IRC eCOPIES Countries Tuvalu 42.pdf title Te Kakeega II – National Strategies for Sustainable Development 2005–2015 year 2005 publisher Government of Tuvalu accessdate 14 October 2011 where important matters are discussed and which is also used for wedding celebrations and community activities such as a ''fatele'' involving music, singing and dancing. ''Falekaupule'' is also used as the name of the council of elders – the traditional


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web last Panapa first Tufoua title Ethnographic Research on Meanings and Practices of Health in Tuvalu: A Community Report publisher Report to the Tuvaluan Ministries of Health and Education: Ph D Candidate Centre for Development Studies – "Transnational Pacific Health through the Lens of Tuberculosis" Research Group. Department of Anthropology, The University of Auckland, N.Z. year 2012 url http: www.arts.auckland.ac.nz webdav site arts shared Departments anthropology

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is a localised version of volleyball, in which the two hard balls made from pandanus leaves are volleyed at great speed with the team members trying to stop the Ano hitting the ground.


national game

there. Do The national game is te ano (the ball). Two teams line up facing each other hitting a ball. The objective is to keep the ball in the air as long as possible. This is similar to volleyball. Buy The currency of Tuvalu is the Australian dollar (AUD), and the currency symbol is $. Tuvalu has also issued its own coins which are different from the Australian coins and can only be used on Tuvalu. The most common one is the Tuvalu 50 cent coin. Costs vary, but Tuvalu is fairly cheap


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Minister. There are no formal political parties and election campaigns are largely based on personal family ties and reputations. The Tuvalu National Library and Archives holds "vital documentation on the cultural, social and political heritage of Tuvalu", including surviving records from the colonial (Gilbert and Ellice Islands) administration, as well as Tuvalu government archives. "Tuvalu National Archives major project", British Library Legal system There are eight Island Courts and Lands Courts; appeals in relation to land disputes are made to the Lands Courts Appeal Panel. Appeals from the Island Courts and the Lands Courts Appeal Panel are made to the Magistrates Court, which has jurisdiction to hear civil cases involving up to $T (Tuvaluan dollar)10,000. The superior court is the High Court of Tuvalu as it has unlimited original jurisdiction to determine the Law of Tuvalu and to hear appeals from the lower courts. Sir Gordon Ward (Gordon Ward) is the current Chief Justice of Tuvalu. WikiPedia:Tuvalu Commons:Category:Tuvalu Dmoz:Regional Oceania Tuvalu

Tuvalu

thumb right 350px '' Geographic coordinate system Lat. and Long. (File:Tuvalu - Funafuti - Approach.jpg) (Funafuti) '' '''Tuvalu''' (

Its nearest neighbours are Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa and Fiji. Tuvalu has a population of 10,837. The total land area of the islands of Tuvalu is .

The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesians. In 1568 Spanish navigator Álvaro de Mendaña (Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira) was the first European to sail through the archipelago, sighting the island of Nui (Nui (atoll)) during his expedition in search of Terra Australis. In 1819 the island of Funafuti was named Ellice's Island; the name Ellice was applied to all nine islands after the work of English hydrographer Alexander George Findlay (1812–1876). ''A Directory for the Navigation of the Pacific Ocean: With Description of Its Coasts, Islands, Etc. from the Strait of Magalhaens to the Arctic Sea'' (1851) The islands came under Britain's sphere of influence in the late 19th century, when each of the Ellice Islands was declared a British protectorate by Captain Gibson R.N., of The Ellice Islands were administered as British protectorate by a Resident Commissioner from 1892 to 1916 as part of the British Western Pacific Territories (BWPT), and later as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony from 1916 to 1974.

A referendum was held in December 1974 (Ellice Islands self-determination referendum, 1974) to determine whether the Gilbert Islands and Ellice Islands should each have their own administration. Nohlen, D, Grotz, F & Hartmann, C (2001) ''Elections in Asia: A data handbook, Volume II'', p. 831, ISBN 0-19-924959-8 As a consequence of the referendum, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony ceased to exist on 1 January 1976 and the separate British colonies of Kiribati and Tuvalu came into existence. ''Tuvalu: A History'', Chapter 20, Secession and Independence, pp. 153–177 Tuvalu became fully independent within the Commonwealth (Commonwealth of Nations) on 1 October 1978. On 17 September 2000 Tuvalu became the 189th member of the United Nations (United Nations Security Council Resolution 1290).

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