Definitions

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  • proper n. Country in Oceania. Official name: Tokelau.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A parasitic fungous skin disease occurring in the South Sea islands, formerly attributed to Trichophyton, but caused, according to Wehmor, by Aspergillus Tokelau.

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Examples

  • The State Services Commission also put out regular reports on the Tokelauan public service, including a guide to dealing with the Tokelau public service titled Ko te Vaka Tokelau (1987) which uses the analogy of a traditional outrigger canoe to represent the structure of the administrative system.

    Book & Print in New Zealand: A Guide to Print Culture in New Zealand

  • Samoa and the neighboring nation of Tokelau lie near the dateline that zigzags vertically through the Pacific Ocean; both sets of islands decided to realign themselves this year from the Americas side of the line to the Asia side to be more in tune with key trading partners.

    New Year's Eve 2011: Celebrations Around The World

  • At present approximately 5000 images have been described in the database ranging from social anthropology in Papua New Guinea and Tokelau, to archaeology in Western Samoa, Tonga and New Zealand.

    Creating, Managing & Pres. Dig. Assets: Anthropology Photographic Archive [University of Auckland, New Zealand]

  • Tokelauunicameral General Fono (20 seats; based upon proportional representation from the three islands elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms; Atafu has seven seats, Fakaofo has seven seats, Nukunonu has six seats); note - the Tokelau Amendment Act of 1996 confers limited legislative power on the General Fono elections: last held 17-19 January 2008 (next to be held in 2011) election results: independents 20

    Legislative branch

  • Tokelauself-administering territory of New Zealand; note - Tokelau and New Zealand have agreed to a draft constitution as Tokelau moves toward free association with New Zealand; a UN sponsored referendum on self governance in October 2007 did not produce the two-thirds majority vote necessary for changing the political status

    Dependency status

  • Tokelau formerly Union Islands, island group (1994 est.pop. 1,600), c. 5 sq mi (c. 12 sq km), South Pacific, a territory of New Zealand.

    Tokelau

  • Legislative branch: unicameral General Fono (20 seats; based upon proportional representation from the three islands elected by popular vote to serve three-year terms; Atafu has seven seats, Fakaofo has seven seats, Nukunonu has six seats); note - the Tokelau Amendment Act of 1996 confers limited legislative power on the General Fono elections: last held 17-19 January 2008 (next to be held in 2011) election results: independents 20

    Tokelau

  • Dependency status: self-administering territory of New Zealand; note - Tokelau and New Zealand have agreed to a draft constitution as Tokelau moves toward free association with New Zealand; a UN sponsored referendum on self governance in October 2007 did not produce the two-thirds majority vote necessary for changing the political status

    Tokelau

  • GovernmentCountry name: conventional long form: none conventional short form: Tokelau

    Tokelau

  • Judicial branch: Supreme Court in New Zealand exercises civil and criminal jurisdiction in Tokelau

    Tokelau

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