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The World Factbook: Background: :: In 1974, ethnic differences within the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands caused the Polynesians of the Ellice Islands to vote for separation from the Micronesians of the Gilbert Islands. The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu. Independence was granted in 1978. In 2000, Tuvalu negotiated a contract leasing its Internet domain name ".tv" for $50 million in royalties over a 12-year period. :: more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Tuvalu (i/tuːˈvɑːluː/ too-VAH-loo or /ˈtuːvəluː/ TOO-və-loo), formerly known as the Ellice Islands,[2] is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. It comprises three reef islands and six true atolls spread out between the latitude of 5° to 10° south and longitude of 176° to 180°, west of the International Date Line.[3] Tuvalu's Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) covers an oceanic area of approximately 900,000 km2.[4] Its more [Source: Wikipedia]

Expertise (alphabetical order)

Professor, Anthropology at Universiteit van Amsterdam, Netherlands

Keywords: Gender, Sexuality, Globalization, Body Theory, Food and Nutrition, Sport, Morality, Christianity, Conflict, Economic Anthropology

Jennifer CORRIN
Professor, Centre for Public, International and Comparative Law at T C Beirne School of Law, The University of Queensland, Australia

Keywords: Customary Law, Legal Pluralism, Law and Culture, Human Rights, Dispute Resolution, Land Tenure

Professor, Law at Northumbria University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Customary Law, Gender, Land Tenure, Neo-Colonialism, Post-Colonialism, Sustainability, Development, Children, Legal Pluralism

Independent researcher, Pacific Community at EU PacTVET project, Tonga

Keywords: Resilience, Indigenous Knowledge, Forced Migration, Subaltern Bodies, Māui Genealogies, Body Theory, Coconut Oil, Race, Settlerhood

Research Fellow, Faculty of Education, University of Auckland at Uniservices Consultancy Ltd, New Zealand

Keywords: Education, Education Policy, Language Policy, Language Shift, Language-Culture-Cognition, Polynesian Languages, Pacific Studies, Language, Literacy, Bilingual/Immersion Education

Senior Research Fellow, School of Marine Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Canoes, Climate Change, Climate Policy, Transport, Voyaging, Technology

Senior Lecturer, Dept of International Studies at Nottingham Trent University, United Kingdom

Keywords: Citizenship, Climate Change, Conflict, Diasporas, Disaster, Environment, Food and Nutrition, Globalization, Migration, Nuclear Issues

Upolu Luma VAAI
Senior Lecturer, HoD Theology and Ethics Department at Pacific Theological College, Fiji

Keywords: Christianity, Pacific Relational Hermeneutics, Relational Theology, Relational Ethics, Pacific Epistemology, Climate Change, Colonialism, Economy And Justice

PhD Student, Laboratoire LAM - UMR CNRS 5115 at Institut d'Etudes Politiques de Bordeaux, France

Keywords: Climate Change, Citizenship, Diasporas, Migration, Governance, Identity, International Relationships, Perception, Public Policies, Agenda Building

Associate Professor, School of Marine Studies at University of the South Pacific, Fiji

Keywords: Climate Change, Conservation, Cultural Geography, Fisheries, Natural Resources, Natural Hazards, Sustainability


Not specified Little boy walking in front of Tokelau performers at the 8th Fes... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Tuvalu women performing at the 8th Festival of Pacific Arts, Nou... [NatLib NZ]

Not specified Photographs of Prime Minister Helen Clark Prime ministers New Z... [NatLib NZ]

New Zealand herald (Newspaper) Evans, Malcolm, 1945- :'Show me your wallet!' '... [NatLib NZ]

1991 Prime Minister of Tuvalu, The Honourable Bikenibeu Paeniu, with Mr Tim Ter... [NLA]


United States. Central Intelligence Agency [Washington, D.C. : C.I.A.], 1986 Tuv... [NLA]

Great Britain. Directorate of Overseas Surveys Tolworth, Surrey : Vaiaku, Funafu... [NLA]

Great Britain. Directorate of Overseas Surveys Tolworth, Surrey : Vaiaku, Funafu... [NLA]

Great Britain. Directorate of Overseas Surveys Tolworth, Surrey : Vaiaku, Funafu... [NLA]

Great Britain. War Office. General Staff. Geographical Section [London?] : Geogr... [NLA]


Malua, Sagaa, author. . 2014.. The Tuvalu community in Auckland : a focus on health and migration / ... [NatLib NZ]
Von Sturmer, Richard, 1957-Wrightson, Charlotte, 1958-George, Grant, 1955-Hay, Linda, 1978-Argetsing... [NatLib NZ]
Littleton, Judith, author. . 2014.. Overview report : Transnational Pacific Health Through the Lens ... [NatLib NZ]


Not specified . n d. Reminiscences - Alfred Restieaux Part 2 (Pacific Islands) ... [NatLib NZ]
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McMahon, Jennifer A (Dr), fl 2009 . 2007-2008. McMahon, Jennifer A (Dr), fl 2009 : Not just an ordin ... [NatLib NZ]


nd. nd. South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO)South Pacific Tourism Organisation (SPTO) South Pac ... [WorldCat]


Linkels, Ad.Linkels, Lucia.Mundo Étnico Foundation.. 2004. Vela vela! [sound record ... [NatLib NZ]

Official Websites

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    Libraries and Archives

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    Museum Collections

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    Health and Health Research

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    List of languages
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    Administrative Areas

    Funafuti (Town Council)
    Nanumanga (Island Council)
    Nanumea (Island Council)
    Niutao (Island Council)
    Nui (Island Council)
    Nukufetau (Island Council)
    Nukulaelae (Island Council)
    Vaitupu (Island Council)

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