Tuvalu: The OverviewTuvalu is a bunch of very small islands nation in the heart of vast Pacific Ocean. It is systematized as an institutional monarchy and a member of the Commonwealth of Nations. Funafuti atoll, the capital and seat of government is lying on this atoll village Vaiaku. At first until independence October 1978 was called the Ellice Islands Territory. The neighbouring islands include the Solomon Islands, Fiji, Kiribati, Tokelau, Vanuatu, Samoa, Nauru, Wallis and Futuna. With an locale of ??25.66 square kilometres, Tuvalu to the Vatican City with 0.44 sq. km, Monaco and Nauru with 1.95 square kilometres with 21 kilometres of the fourth-smallest country in the world. The islands of Funafuti, Nanumea, Nui, Nukufetau, Nukulaelae and Vaitupu are atolls, ring-shaped coral reef enclosing a lagoon, which is much larger than the analogous land area.
History of Tuvalu
Linguists maintain a settlement about 2000 years ago is likely the place, especially the islands of Samoa and Tokelau by Polynesians. The first European explorer Alvaro de Mendana de Neyra was from Spain. He travelled by water westward across the Pacific, 1567/68, sighted the island of Nui and then they called Islas Del Jesus. In the repercussion of the Tuvalu islands were discovered by chance and not considered by their discoverers. 1819 saw the Americans Arent de Peyster, captain of a British merchant ship, the island of Funafuti, Ellice Iceland and named it in tribute of capitalist and proprietor of the cargo Edward Ellice. Later, the Ellice Islands use designation for the entire island chain. In subsequent decades, more and more Europeans came to Tuvalu, mainly because of whaling and the slave trade. In the 1860s, they brought 400 people from Tuvalu as workers in Peru. Others were deported to plantations in the surrounding islands. Many people died and brought in illnesses.
Culture and Lifestyle of Tuvalu
The Music of Tuvalu came into subsistence in the mid of 19th century by music styles from Samoa and characterized by Western missionaries, European folk songs and church rhyms polyphonic introduced. Today's most popular dance style is called Fatel. There exists a radio station with programs in English and Tuvaluan as well as a radio station called Radio Tuvalu and a newspaper called Tuvalu Echoes at the top-level domain of Tuvalu in charge of the government. Television is often used for websites of television stations.