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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.

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Category:People of Tuvalu __ Gallery of click-to-enlarge pictures of Tuvalu. - illustrated - From wikimedia.org - http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Category:People_of_Tuvalu

Ethnologue report for Tuvalu __ Web page dedicated to the languages spoken in Tuvalu - From SIL International - http://www.ethnologue.com/show_country.asp?name=tuvalu

Jane's Tuvalu Home Page __ A great look at Tuvalu and its people. - illustrated - From janeresture.com - http://www.janeresture.com/tuvalu2/tuvalu_home_page.htm  


 
People Of Tuvalu __ "Language and translation resources including, articles, free translation, a language identifier and a directory." - From appliedlanguage.com - http://www.appliedlanguage.com/country_guides/tuvalu_country_people.shtml

Tuvalu Economy, Tuvalu People __ A general overview of the Tuvalu people including economy, music, culture and more. - From mapsofworld.com - http://www.mapsofworld.com/country-profile/tuvalu-economy-people-culture-flag.html

Tuvalu and Global Warming __ Learn how global warming threatens to send Tuvalu beneath the waves. "Tuvalu Statement at the 57th Session of the UN General Assembly Delivered by His Excellency Rt Hon Sir Tomasi Puapua Governor General of Tuvalu, Head of the Tuvalu Delegation New York 14th September 2002" - From informet.net - http://informet.net/tuvmet/global.html

Tuvalu - Islands of Myths and Legends __ "This Web page exists in order to allow visitors and Tuvaluan people to appreciate the complex, unique and wonderful culture and early history of each of the nine islands of Tuvalu."  Explore island by island. - illustrated - From janeresture.com - http://www.janeresture.com/tu8/index.htm
   


 
Tuvalu Online __ A great website covering many aspects of Tuvalu including culture and history. - illustrated - From Tuvalu Online - http://www.tuvaluislands.com/ 

Tuvalu Origins __ "Much has been written about the origins of the Polynesian people in general and the Tuvaluan people in particular. One of the earliest records was the Narrative Of Missionary Enterprises in the South Seas by the Reverend John Williams of the London Missionary Society published by John Snow, London, 1840." You will find an excellent article about the subject. - From janeresture.com - http://www.janeresture.com/tu8/origins.htm

Tuvaluan Language __ An online handbook and grammar of Tuvaluan. - From tuvaluislands.com - http://www.tuvaluislands.com/lang-tv-index.htm

Tuvaluan People statistics __ Statistics, facts and figures about Tuvaluan people. - From nationmaster.com - http://www.nationmaster.com/country/tv-tuvalu/People

Tuvalu Population People Religion Language __  Statistics, facts and figures about Tuvaluan people. - From countryfacts.com - http://www.countryfacts.com/tuvalu/people/


 

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