Tuvalu

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Landforms

They have 6 true atolls and three reef islands. They have caves and freshwater ponds. It has about 26 square kilometers. It is very flat. The highest elevation is 15 feet above sea level

Climate

It is westerly gales and hefty rain from November to March. Tropical temperatures moderated by easterly winds from March to November. It has a tropical climate moderated by winds.

Plants and Animals

Their animals are the Pacific Pigeon, the Long Tailed Cuckoo, and Ground Snails. Most of their vegetation has been replaced by coconut plantations. The gecko Lepidodactylus tepukapili is known for being in Tuvalu.

Natural Resources

Fish is their natural resource. It supply's a surplus amount of food to their people. With its location in the middle of the ocean it's almost an endless amount of a resource.

History of Tuvalu

The ancestors of this island came to the island 2000 years ago. These were the Tuvaluan people. European traders arrived in 1820. Missionaries arrived in the 1860s bringing Christianity. 1892 colony of Britain. Independent constitutional monarchy 1975. One of the world peaceful least developed countries.

People's and Languages

Their languages are Tuvaluan, English, Samoan, and Kiribati ( on Nui). 94% of their population is ethnic Tuvaluan and are Polynesian. The majority of the natives on Nui are Gilbertese.

Land Use

Coconut plants cover most of the land. Their main imports are foodstuffs, animals, mineral fuels, machinery, and manufactured goods. Their main exports are copra, fish, and stamps. Belgium, Luxembourg, Fiji, Poland and Hungary. Copra production is their main industry. Tourism is not popular to Tuvalu, due to its remote location and small size.

Religion and Education

Their religions are the Church of Tuvalu, Seventh Day Adventist, and Bahai. Education is free. All kids go to primary school at the age of seven. 95% of people over the age of 15 can read and write.

Traditions, Customs, and Foods

They have the Polynesian traditions. They have high respect for elders, singing dancing and music are common. The Feasts of Fatele is a festival. They make visitors feel welcome. It is rude to speak a language in front of anyone who doesn't understand it. Paluka is one of the main food items, and fish.

Current Issues

They have the Polynesian traditions. They have high respect for elders, singing dancing and music are common. The Feasts of Fatele is a festival. They make visitors feel welcome. It is rude to speak a language in front of anyone who doesn't understand it. Paluka is one of the main food items, and fish.