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Tuvalu

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Tuvalu

  1. 1. TuvaluBy Alan A. Demetriou
  2. 2. Slide 1:Brief Intro about the country. • Location: Pacific Ocean, North East of Australia • 10,000 inhabitants, with 8km of roads, and only 1 hospital • Former British colony until 1978 • The Tuvaluan language and English are the national languages
  3. 3. Slide 2: Landscape /Environment • Tuvalu is made out of three reef islands and six true atolls. An Atoll is an island made of coral • Its small, scattered group of atolls have poor soil and a total land area of only about 26 square kilometres (10 square miles) making it the fourth smallest country in the world
  4. 4. Tuvalu Atolls
  5. 5. Slide 3: Traditions / Culture • Traditional house are built using plants and trees • The traditional music of Tuvalu consists of a number of dances, including fatele, fakanau and fakaseasea • They use shells to build necklaces
  6. 6. Slide 4: Food • The traditional foods eaten in Tuvalu are pulaka, taro, bananas, breadfruit and coconut. • They also eat a lot of fish Breadfruit Taro

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