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Tuvalu

Tuvalu (formerly Ellice Islands) is an island nation, consisting of nine islands, in the Pacific Ocean near the Solomans and Fiji. Tuvalu is a member of the British Commonwealth whose native people are of Polynesian descent.

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Oceania
Tuvalu
United Nations

Why did Tuvalu join the UN?

Tuvalu joined the United Nations on 5/9/2000. In his speech at the flag raising ceremony at the UN, Prime Minister Ionatana Ionatana said that Tuvalu would benefit from the UN's education and development programs.

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Dialer Viruses
Oceania
Tuvalu

What dialer trojans are currently reconfiguring dialers to call Tuvalu in the South Pacific?

Check explorer.exe in \system32 directory.

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International Cuisine
Oceania
Tuvalu

What is the traditional dish for Tuvalu?

The traditional food of Tuvalu is like most of the Pacific a root based dish called pulaka( a carbohydrate root). It is boiled and also steamed in an earth oven called an umu. To make it more palatable for the traditional feast it can also be grated and added to coconut milk ( lalu) and then wrapped in pandanus leaves and steamed to create palusami.

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Costumes

What is the national costume in Tuvalu?

Dances and ceremonies:

It mainly consists of 'Ti-ti' which is made from dried coconut leaves that are then colour died in the main colours of red, purple, yellow and with hints of white. This is worn by both men and women. The 'ti-ti' is really a grass skirt of the likes. The women then wear mat (again made from dried coconut leaves) around their mid-drift (yes, against stereotypical beliefs, not all the islands wear coconut shells for dancing. Thats hawaii and the cook islanders)

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Economics
Oceania
Tuvalu

What is the gnp of Tuvalu?

Please see the link below for the GDP (Gross Domestic Product) and economy information for Tuvalu.

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Religion & Spirituality
Oceania
Tuvalu
Islands

What is the main religion of Tuvalu?

Roman Catholic

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Importing and Exporting

What is the major imports in Tuvalu?

According to the CIA World Factbook, the major imports for Tuvalu are food, animals, fuel, and manufactured goods.

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Chicago
Tuvalu

How many people from Tuvalu live in Chicago?

There are 930,000 Tuvaluians in Chicago. It is the largest ethnic group in the city.

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Geography
Oceania
Tuvalu
Australian Capital Territory and Canberra
Prince Edward Island

What is the national capital of Tuvalu?

The capital city of Tuvalu is Funafuti. In the Oxford Atlas 32nd edition, you might find that the capital is Sunasupi. I think it was also called Fongafale .

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Economics
Oceania
Tuvalu

What is the largest source of income for Tuvalu?

According to the CIA World Factbook: Substantial income is received annually from the Tuvalu Trust Fund (TTF) an international trust fund established in 1987 by Australia, NZ, and the UK and supported also by Japan and South Korea. Thanks to wise investments and conservative withdrawals, this fund grew from an initial $17 million to an estimated value of $77 million in 2006. The US Government is also a major revenue source for Tuvalu because of payments from a 1988 treaty on fisheries.

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When did Tuvalu become part of the commonwealth?

Tuvalu became an independent nation in the British Commonwealth on October 1, 1978.

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Travel & Places
Oceania
Tuvalu

Where is Tuvalu?

A small Commonwealth island of the about 2000 northwest coast of Australia. It's one of a pacific nations.

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World Currencies

What currency do they use in Tuvalu?

The Tuvaluan dollar and the Australian dollar.

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Travel & Places
Georgia (US State)
Kuwait
Tuvalu
Flight Times

How long is the flight from Kuwait to Atlanta Georgia?

It's usually a 24 hour flight with layovers.

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Tuvalu
Global Warming
Oceania
Climatology and Climate Changes

How has climate change affected Tuvalu?

In his presentation to the United Nations General Assembly New York on September 24, 2003, Saufatu Sopoanga, Prime Minister of Tuvalu clearly shows how dire a threat global warming and any rise in sea level is to the people of Tuvalu: "We live in constant fear of the adverse impacts of climate change. For a coral atoll nation, sea level rise and more severe weather events loom as a growing threat to our entire population. The threat is real and serious, and is of no difference to a slow and insidious form of terrorism against us."

At the UN General Assembly on September 15, 2009, Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs and Labour of Tuvalu, Apisai Ielemia, submitted a report that outlines Tuvalu's many problems, economic, social, and environmental related to environmental issues and climate change.

In an interview published February 11, 2010 in MediaGlobal, Tuvalu's International Environmental Officer Ian Fry, explained how the Conference in Copenhagen on climate change in December 2009 was very frustrating. Six months before the conference, Tuvalu submitted a legal agreement called the "Copenhagen Accord" that would help protect Tuvalu from climate change, but from the start of the meetings, little interest was shown to this proposal. "This low level of ambition was extremely frustrating considering that there was to be over 110 Heads of State attending the meeting".

Right now, one immediate concern is storm surge. Because of Tuvalu's lack of high ground, high seas easily wash over the island. In addition to the immediate danger to people, salt contamination of the soil is making it more and more difficult to grow food and because most of Tuvalu is comprised of coral and is very porous, high levels of sea water percolates up through the ground furthering contamination. Also, higher sea temperatures are damaging to fish populations on which the people of Tuvalu depend for food. On the global warming issue, Tuvalu is truly the 'canary in the coalmine', what happens there is a predictor on how well the world is addressing environmental concerns.

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Politics and Government
Oceania
Tuvalu

What is the name of the President of Tuvalu?

Tuvalu doesn't have a president, the Prime Minister is Apisai Ielemia, elected in 2006.

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Tuvalu

How far is Tuvalu from Australia?

Sydney, Australia to Tonga, Tuvalu is 2,488 miles or 4,004 km flight distance.

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Languages and Cultures
Oceania
Tuvalu

What languages are spoken in Tuvalu?

Tuvaluan is a Polynesian language of the Ellicean group spoken in Tuvalu. It is more or less distantly related to all other Polynesian languages, such as Hawaiian, Māori, Tahitian, Samoan, and Tongan, and most closely related to the languages spoken on the Polynesian Outliers in Micronesia and Northern and Central Melanesia. There are about 13,000 Tuvaluan speakers worldwide.
The official language of Tuvalu is Tuvaluan, a Polynesian language variation; most of the population also speaks English.
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Travel & Places
Hawaii
Oceania
Tuvalu

How far away is Hawaii from Tuvalu?

It's about 2,600 miles from Hawaii to Tuvalu.

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Travel & Places
Tuvalu
Latitude and Longitude

What continent is 60 degrees south latitude and 80 degrees north latitude?

None of them stretch so far.

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Tuvalu
Commonwealth Games

When did Tuvalu join the Commonwealth Games?

Tuvalu first took part in the Commonwealth Games in 1998 in Kuala Lumpur.

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Oceania
Tuvalu

How big is Tuvalu?

Tuvalu is 26 km2, about 10 sq. mi. in total area.

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Global Warming
Oceania
Tuvalu

How does global warming affect Tuvalu?

Global warming affects tuvalu because Tuvalu is extremely low lying and so, as sea levels rise because of the melting ice caps, it will flood and go underwater very fast. it is considered the most supsceptible area to climate change.
All Tuvalu is flooding because of the rising sea level. They can't grow any thing because the farmland areas are too salty and muddy and they can't grow any food. If they can't grow anything how will they live?

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History and Origins of Foods
Oceania
Tuvalu

What kinds of food did people in Tuvalu eat?

Fruit: pulaka, breadfruit, bananas, coconut

Sea food : fish, sea turtle, coconut crabs

Sea birds: white tern, black noddy

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Government

President of Tuvalu?

Tuvalu doesn't have a president; the Prime Minister since the 2006 election isApisai Ielemia. Tavau Teii is the deputy prime minister.

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