Ellice Islands love

Definitions

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  • noun a group of coral islands in Micronesia to the southwest of Hawaii

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Examples

  • Formerly known as the Ellice Islands, they separated from the Gilbert Islands after a referendum in 1975, and achieved independence from Great Britain on October 1, 1978.

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  • Tuvalu/formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the

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  • GovernmentCountry name: conventional long form: none conventional short form: Tuvalu local long form: none local short form: Tuvalu former: Ellice Islands note: "Tuvalu" means "group of eight," referring to the country's eight traditionally inhabited islands

    Tuvalu

  • The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu.

    Tuvalu

  • TuvaluIn 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.

    Background

  • 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.

    Tuvalu

  • Tuvaluconventional long form: none conventional short form: Tuvalu local long form: none local short form: Tuvalu former: Ellice Islands note: "Tuvalu" means "group of eight," referring to the country's eight traditionally inhabited islands

    Country name

  • The following year, the Ellice Islands became the separate British colony of Tuvalu.

    Background

  • Britain proclaimed a protectorate over the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, annexed in 1915.

    1887

  • Names: conventional long form: none conventional short form: Tuvalu former: Ellice Islands

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