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village (2001 pop. 614), capital of NiueNiue
, coral island (2004 pop. 1,761), c.100 sq mi (260 sq km), South Pacific, freely associated with New Zealand. Alofi is the capital. The inhabitants are mainly Protestant Polynesians.
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, a South Pacific island nation in free association with New Zealand. Situated on Alofi Bay on Niue's W coast, it was the island's largest settlement and main port. In Jan., 2004, the village was devastated by Cyclone Heta, one of the worst storms to hit Niue. Government and hospital facilities were moved 2 mi (3 km) inland to Alofi South.
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There was a hasty move to the Public Works Building on a plateau above Alofi, Niue's main town.
The waves damaged much of Alofi and when people emerged from their protection areas there was a stunned silence at the devastation.
Niue's capital Alofi was flattened by the cyclone, which was the ''worst in living memory,'' New Zealand ambassador to Niue Sandra Lee Vercoe told the New Zealand Press Association (NZPA).
The Polynesian language East Futunan, the subject of this grammatical description, is spoken on the islands of Futuna and Alofi in the French territory of Wallis and Futuna.
In a discussion of contemporary agriculture on the islands of Futuna and Alofi in Western Polynesia, Kirch (1994) contrasts environmental effects, production costs and their social consequences for societies using either irrigation-based agriculture or dryland field systems that rely upon annual rainfall.