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Noun: Tuvalu  ,too-vu'loo or too'vaa,loo
  1. A group of coral islands in Micronesia to the southwest of Hawaii
    - Ellice Islands
  2. A small island republic on the Tuvalu islands; formerly part of the British colony of Gilbert and Ellice Islands until it withdrew in 1975 and became independent of the United Kingdom in 1978

Type of: archipelago, country, land, state

Part of: British Commonwealth, Commonwealth, Commonwealth of Nations, Federated States of Micronesia, Micronesia, TT

Encyclopedia: Tuvalu