Ellice Islands


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Ellice Islands

or

Lagoon Islands:

see TuvaluTuvalu
, independent Commonwealth nation (2005 est. pop. 11,600), 10 sq mi (26 sq km), composed of nine low coral atolls, formerly known as the Ellice (or Lagoon) Islands, scattered over the W Pacific Ocean. The capital is the atoll of Funafuti.
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Water Survey of Canada stage data were obtained for the Mackenzie River, from Reindeer Channel at Ellice Island (gauge 10MC011), located on the west side of the delta 35-40 km from the channel mouth on Mackenzie Bay, and from East Channel above Kittigazuit Bay (gauge 1OLC013), approximately 4 km upstream from the channel mouth (Fig.
Mr Cross explained: "One of his customers made a close examination of an envelope that should have been sent from the Gilbert and Ellice Islands.
Up until the 1960s, music and performance on Rabi had been dominated by Gilbertese forms with some Ellice Island influences.
The Rabaul Station also communicated with the Gilbert and Ellice Islands, the Solomon Islands, and the Santa Cruz Islands.
On their island of origin, the Banabans had to make significant adjustments to their ethnic identity with the onset of phosphate mining and Banaba's incorporation into the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony.
A report on the potential for shellfish aquaculture in Palau Islands, Yap Islands, Guam, Truk, Ponape, Ellice islands, American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji Islands, New Caledonia & French Polynesia.
Yet the editor of the Morelian diary emphatically denies that the island could be part of the Ellice Islands because the terrain of which Morel speaks is not Ellicean (Elysian?
2004: 25 *), he served in the Colonial Administrative Service from 1933 until 1951, including three years as a prisoner of the Japanese (1942-1945), and ending as Resident Commissioner, Gilbert and Ellice Islands (1949-1951).
JOHN OVERTON'S writings on the Ellice Islands (Any Questions, August 9) caused a stir.
Another Pacific archipelago, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, changed its name to Tuvalu when it became an independent member of the British Commonwealth in 1976.