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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The latter had maintained that the Banabans belonged to the population of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands Colony, so as to justify diverting disproportionately high sums from phosphate mining into running this colony.
Bevington worked for HM Overseas Service for twenty-six years between 1937 and 1963, originally in the Gilbert and Ellice Islands.
That links us by natural time with the Ellice Islands, allowance being made for the 12 hour difference.
John also recalls how during the last war, the Gilbert Islands were occupied by the Japanese, while their close neighbours the Ellice Islands were by-passed.
Short of Cheveral Avenue, Radford asks: Is it true there's a connection between Coventry and the Ellice Islands in the South Pacific?
In an effort to restore a measure of order, the Gilbert and Ellice Islands (the Ellice Islands are now the independent country of Tuvalu) consented to becoming British protectorates in 1892.
In 1975 the Ellice Islands separated from the colony and in 1978 declared their independence.
The Western Pacific nation of Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is situated 4,000 kilometer (2,486 mi.
The Ellice Islands were administered by Britain as part of a protectorate (1892-1916) and later as part of the Gilbert and Ellice Islands colony (1916-74).