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Tuvalu History

Prehistory The archipelago was probably colonized during the 1300s by Polynesians from Samoa. Smaller groups of immigrants have later arrived from e.g. Tonga, Cook Islands and Gilbert Islands. History Sporadic contacts with Europeans began in 1568, when the Spanish sailor Álvaro de Mendaña de Neira (dead in 1595) targeted one of the islands. Between 1850… Read More »