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Every year, the United Nations General Assembly votes on a resolution entitled 'Peaceful resolution of the Palestine conflict.' Every year, the vote is the same. The whole world on one side - the whole world on one side - and on the other side, the United States, Israel, and usually Palau, Nauru, Tuvalu, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia.
Norman Finkelstein

Meaning of "Tuvalu" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF TUVALU

Tuvalu  [ˌtuːvəˈluː] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF TUVALU

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adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Tuvalu is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES TUVALU MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Tuvalu

Tuvalu

Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. It comprises three reef islands and six true atolls spread out between the latitude of 5° to 10° south and longitude of 176° to 180°, west of the International Date Line. Tuvalu's Exclusive Economic Zone covers an oceanic area of approximately 900,000 km2. Its nearest neighbours are Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa and Fiji. Its population of 10,837 makes it the third-least populous sovereign state in the world, with only the Vatican City and Nauru having fewer inhabitants. In terms of physical land size, at just 26 square kilometres Tuvalu is the fourth smallest country in the world, larger only than the Vatican City at 0.44 km2, Monaco at 1.98 km2, and Nauru at 21 km2. The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesians. In 1568 Spanish navigator Álvaro de Mendaña was the first European to sail through the archipelago, sighting the island of Nui during his expedition in search of Terra Australis.

Definition of Tuvalu in the English dictionary

The definition of Tuvalu in the dictionary is a country in the SW Pacific, comprising a group of nine coral islands: established as a British protectorate in 1892. From 1915 until 1975 the islands formed part of the British colony of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands; achieved full independence in 1978; a member of the Commonwealth. Languages: English and Tuvaluan. Religion: Christian majority. Currency: Australian dollar; Tuvalu dollars are also used. Capital: Funafuti. Pop: 10 698. Area: 26 sq km Former names: Lagoon Islands, Ellice Islands.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH TUVALU


alew
əˈluː
aloo
ɑːˈluː
baloo
bəˈluː
callaloo
ˌkæləˈluː
halloo
həˈluː
hullaballoo
ˌhʌləbəˈluː
hullabaloo
ˌhʌləbəˈluː
Kinabalu
ˌkɪnəbəˈluː
Port-Salut
ˈpɔː səˈluː
salue
səˈluː
Shluh
ʃəˈluː
tolu
tɒˈluː
toodle-oo
ˌtuːdəˈluː
trous-de-loup
ˌtruːdəˈluː
vindaloo
ˌvɪndəˈluː
Waterloo
ˌwɔːtəˈluː

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE TUVALU

Tutsi
tutted
tutti
tutti-frutti
tutting
tutty
tutu
tutued
Tutuila
Tutuola
tutwork
tutworker
tutworkman
tutworkmen
Tuva Republic
Tuvaluan
Tuvinian Autonomous Republic

WORDS THAT END LIKE TUVALU

calalu
flu
Honolulu
Kota Kinabalu
KwaZulu
Lemalu
lu
lulu
Makalu
Oulu
plu
poilu
sulu
swine flu
Tamiflu
the flu
ulu
voulu
Yalu
Zulu

Synonyms and antonyms of Tuvalu in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «Tuvalu» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF TUVALU

Find out the translation of Tuvalu to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of Tuvalu from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «Tuvalu» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

图瓦卢
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

Tuvalu
570 millions of speakers

English

Tuvalu
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

तुवालू
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

توفالو
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

Тувалу
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

Tuvalu
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

টুভালু
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

Tuvalu
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Tuvalu
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Tuvalu
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ツバル
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

투발루
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Tuvalu
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

Tuvalu
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

துவாலு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

टुवालू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Tuvalu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

Tuvalu
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Tuvalu
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

Тувалу
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

Tuvalu
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

Τουβαλού
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

Tuvalu
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

Tuvalu
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

Tuvalu
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of Tuvalu

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «TUVALU»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «TUVALU» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about Tuvalu

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QUOTES WITH «TUVALU»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word Tuvalu.
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Norman Finkelstein
Every year, the United Nations General Assembly votes on a resolution entitled 'Peaceful resolution of the Palestine conflict.' Every year, the vote is the same. The whole world on one side - the whole world on one side - and on the other side, the United States, Israel, and usually Palau, Nauru, Tuvalu, the Marshall Islands and Micronesia.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «TUVALU»

Discover the use of Tuvalu in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to Tuvalu and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Tuvalu
This brilliant novel explores an unbalanced love story between Noah Tuttle, a disillusioned Australian living in Japan, and the exquisite and crafty Mami Kaketa, who becomes the center of Tuttle's universe.
Andrew O'Connor, 2006
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Where The Hell Is Tuvalu?: How I became the law man of the ...
But he never dared ask the octogenarian Tuvaluan chief why he sat immobilised by a massive rock permanently resting on his groin.Well, you wouldn't, would you? This is the story of a UK lawyer colliding with a Pacific island culture.
Philip Ells, 2011
3
Tuvalu: 2010 Article Iv Consultation-Staff Report; Public ...
Tuvalu: Central Government Budget, 2006-11 2006 2007 2008 2011 Budget Est. 1/ Total revenue and grants 21.2 22.3 27.8 31.3 24.9 24.0 25.3 Current revenue 16.1 16.5 20.9 20.7 18.0 17.2 19.1 Taxes 5.1 6.2 6.0 5.6 6.4 5.3 5.9 Nontax ...
International Monetary Fund, 2011
4
Landfalls of Paradise: Cruising Guide to the Pacific Islands
The Country Tuvalu became an independent country on October 1, 1978, having formerly been a part of the Gilbert and El- lice Islands Colony administered by Great Britain. Tuvalu lies between 5° and 1 1° south latitude and longitude 176° ...
Earl R. Hinz, Jim Howard, 2006
5
South Pacific
Tumuiloto, a memorial and a small chapel marks the shipwreck arrival site of Elekana, the Cook Islander credited with introducing Christianity to Tuvalu. Visitors can stay at the island council guesthouse (%35 005;r$A60). There are no  ...
‎2009
6
South Pacific: Governance in the Pacific: Politics and ...
Tauaasa Taafaki is the secretary to the Government ot Tuvalu. No. 95/9 'Economics Division Working Papers, South Pacific', from the Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies, ANU.
Tauaasa Taafaki, Janaline Oh, 1995
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Europa World Year
TUVALU. Introductory. Survey. Statistical Survey Directory UGANDA Introductory Survey Statistical Survey Sources (unless. Location, Climate, Language, Religion , Flag, Capital Tuvalu is a scattered group of nine small atolls (five of which ...
Taylor & Francis Group, 2004
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Tuvalu Business Law Handbook: Strategic Information and Laws
Tuvalu Business Law Handbook - Strategic Information and Basic Laws
Ibpus.com, International Business Publications, USA, 2012
9
Tuvalu Foreign Policy and Government Guide
Global Investment & Business Inc, Ibp Usa. Politics of Tuvalu takes place in a framework of a parliamentary representative democratic monarchy, whereby the Prime Minister is the head of government, and of a pluriform multi-party system.
Global Investment & Business Inc, Ibp Usa, 2000
10
Unstoppable Global Warming: Every 1,500 Years
Tuvalu? Lester R. Brown is an agricultural economist who has been wrongly predicting massive world famines since the 1960s— during a period when the high- yield rice and wheat crops of the Green Revolution were sharply increasing per ...
Siegfried Fred Singer, Dennis T. Avery, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «TUVALU»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term Tuvalu is used in the context of the following news items.
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Sport: Tuvalu wins first ever Pacific Games gold
It capped a memorable two days with Team Tuvalu also picking up two bronze medals in power-lifting to finally get themselves on the official medal tally. «Radio New Zealand, Jul 15»
2
Tuvalu prime minister begs for help to stop his country disappearing …
“We are told that even 2 degrees global warming is too dangerous as it would mean that Tuvalu would disappear under the water. Yes we can move the Tuvalu ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
3
Tuvalu calls for help towards representation
The Prime Minister of Tuvalu has called for funding to assist small nations in being represented at global and regional meetings. Enele Sopoaga is among a ... «Radio New Zealand, Jun 15»
4
Devastation in cyclone's wake illustrates need for targeted disaster …
Kiribati, Tuvalu and the Solomon Islands were also battered by the Category Five storm, and Aunese Makoi Simati, Tuvalu's Ambassador to the United Nations ... «UN News Centre, Mar 15»
5
45 percent of Tuvalu population displaced - PM
The Prime Minister of Tuvalu says nearly half of the population has been displaced by Cyclone Pam. Enele Sopoaga said most people living on the outer islands ... «Radio New Zealand, Mar 15»
6
From Tuvalu to Kiribati, the outlook for Pacific island states is perilous
Atoll islands such as the republics of Kiribati, Maldives, the Marshall Islands and Tuvalu, are barely one metre above sea level, which makes them most ... «The Guardian, Aug 14»
7
Tuvalu Prime Minister Enele Sopoaga says climate change 'like a …
The Prime Minister of the small Pacific island nation of Tuvalu has compared climate change to a weapon of mass destruction, and warned Australia not to stand ... «ABC Online, Aug 14»
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Has the era of the 'climate change refugee' begun?
Tuvalu's coastline consists of white and sandy beaches, green palm trees and mangroves. It is hard to imagine that anybody would want to leave this small ... «Washington Post, Aug 14»
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NZ helps support renewable energy in Tuvalu
New Zealand has committed to continuing to support Tuvalu's conversion to renewable energy alongside the European Union. New Zealand has funded the ... «TVNZ, Apr 14»
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Tuvalu Retracts Recognition Of Abkhazia, South Ossetia
The Polynesian island nation of Tuvalu has retracted its 2011 recognition of Georgia's breakaway regions of Abkhazia and South Ossetia. Georgian Foreign ... «RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty, Mar 14»

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