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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.
One person was killed during the storm and Niue's capital, Alofi, was badly damaged.
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).
A woman was killed and her baby seriously hurt when their Alofi house collapsed and others suffered injuries, New Zealand Foreign Affairs and Trade Ministry spokesman Brad Tattersfield said.
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.
The exhibition, curated by Jared Steffensen of UMOCA, features works by established and emerging Saudi artists such as Abdullah AlOthman, Abdulnasser Gharem, Ahmed Mater, Arwa Alneami, Nugamshi, Dana Awartani, Ghada Al Rabea, Khalid Bin Afif, Khalid Zahid, Lina Gazzaz, Moath Alofi, Musaed Al Hulis, Nasser Al Salem, Nouf Alhimiary, Qamar Abdulmalik, Rashed Al Shashai, Telfaz11, Yusef Alahmad and Balqis AlRashed, who is the first international artist to do a residency at UMOCA.
Saad Alofi, another resident, said: "Sometimes, water supplies are cut off for more than three weeks.