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Island country in the Polynesian subregion of Oceania, surrounded by the Pacific Ocean and situated about midway between Hawaii and Australia. Wikipedia

  • History of Tuvalu

    The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesians, so the origins of the people of Tuvalu can be traced to the spread of humans out of Southeast Asia, from Taiwan, via Melanesia and across the Pacific islands of Polynesia. Various names were given to individual islands by the captains and chartmakers on visiting European ships. Wikipedia

  • Gilbert and Ellice Islands

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  • Geography of Tuvalu

    The Western Pacific nation of Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands. Situated 4000 km northeast of Australia and is approximately halfway between Hawaii and Australia. Wikipedia

  • Kiribati

    Independent island nation in the central Pacific Ocean. Over 119,000 , more than half of whom live on Tarawa atoll. Wikipedia

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  • Solomon Islands

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  • Timeline of the history of Tuvalu

    This time line of the history of Tuvalu chronologically lists important events occurring within the present political boundaries of the Pacific island state of Tuvalu. Introduced by the theories as to the origins of the Polynesian people and the migration across the Pacific Ocean to create Polynesia, which includes the islands of Tuvalu. Wikipedia

  • Fiji

    Island country in Melanesia, part of Oceania in the South Pacific Ocean. It lies about 1100 nmi northeast of New Zealand. Wikipedia

  • New Zealand

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  • Economy of Tuvalu

    Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia, with a population of 11,192 per the 2017 census. Constrained by its remoteness and lack of economies of scale. Wikipedia

  • Pacific Ocean

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  • History of Oceania

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  • Tonga

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  • Exploration of the Pacific

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  • Micronesia

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  • Samoa

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  • The following lists events that happened during 2020 in Oceania. Member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Wikipedia

  • Nauru

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  • Nanumea

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  • See also: 2005 in Oceania, other events of 2006, 2006 in Australia, 2006 in New Zealand, 2007 in Oceania. American Samoa (U.S. territory) Wikipedia

  • Niue

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  • Flags of country subdivisions (Oceania)

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