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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • An atoll of Tuvalu in the southern Pacific Ocean. It is the site of Fongafale, the capital of the island state.

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  • proper n. The capital of Tuvalu.

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  • n. capital of Tuvalu

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Examples

  • Telavi, while police guarded the two compounds on the main island of Funafuti, which is also the capital.

    Kansas City Star: Front Page

  • New Zealand's Foreign Minister Murray McCully said in a statement that water is scarce in the capital, Funafuti, as well as in a number of outlying islands.

    Pacific nation declares state of emergency over water shortage

  • Tuvaluone of the smallest and most remote countries on Earth; six of the 9 coral atolls - Nanumea, Nui, Vaitupu, Nukufetau, Funafuti, and Nukulaelae - have lagoons open to the ocean; Nanumaya and Niutao have landlocked lagoons; Niulakita does not have a lagoon

    Geography-note

  • Tuvaluname: Funafuti geographic coordinates: 8 30 S, 179 12 E time difference: UTC+12 (17 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) note: administrative offices are located in Vaiaku Village on Fongafale Islet

    Capital

  • The capital and largest city is Fongafale, on Funafuti. —continue at Columbia Encyclopedia, Sixth Edition.

    Tuvalu

  • Geography—note: one of the smallest and most remote countries on Earth; six of the 9 coral atolls - Nanumea, Nui, Vaitupu, Nukufetau, Funafuti, and Nukulaelae - have lagoons open to the ocean; Nanumaya and Niutao have landlocked lagoons; Niulakita does not have a lagoon

    Tuvalu

  • Capital: name: Funafuti geographic coordinates: 8 30 S, 179 12 E time difference: UTC+12 (17 hours ahead of Washington, DC during Standard Time) note: administrative offices are located in Vaiaku Village on Fongafale Islet

    Tuvalu

  • So, to all the residents of Funafuti, enjoy the fireworks.

    YesButNoButYes: Expensive Fireworks

  • “This document describes an analysis of long-term relative sea level change at Funafuti, Tuvalu.”

    IPCC 1[1990] – Comment #1 « Climate Audit

  • Re #30 John, this looks like the repository for Funafuti sea level data.

    IPCC 1[1990] – Comment #1 « Climate Audit

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