- Leather Bound: 1740 pages
- Publisher: The Bible Society of the South Pacific (2005)
- Language: Tuvaluan
- ISBN-10: 9822175736
- ISBN-13: 978-9822175738 / 9789822175738
- Product Dimensions: 9.7 x 6.3 x 1.8 inches
Tuvaluan Language Study Bible 64P / Tusitapu Tauloto Tuvalu / Golden Edges, Burgundy Leather Bound / Tuvalu Ellice Pacific Islands // Fakatasi mo Te Fakasologa o Fakasinoga o Mataupu i te Tusitapu, Vaega mo Fakatomuaga o Tusi, Tusi Siki, Fesoasoani mo te Taulotoga, mo Mape o te Tusitapu / Size: 9.7 X 6.3 X 1.8 inch 9822175736 // The Bible Society of the South Pacific Study Helps in Text American Bible Society Maps Lutterworth Press Nelson Study Helps Thomas Nelson Special Study Helps Bible Society in Australia // Tuvaluan is a Polynesian language of or closely related to the Ellicean group spoken in Tuvalu. It is more or less distantly related to all other Polynesian languages, such as Hawaiian, Maori, Tahitian, Samoan, and Tongan, and most closely related to the languages spoken on the Polynesian Outliers in Micronesia and Northern and Central Melanesia. Tuvaluan has borrowed considerably from Samoan, the language of Christian missionaries in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. There are about 13,000 Tuvaluan speakers worldwide. // Tuvalu, formerly known as the Ellice Islands, is a Polynesian island nation located in the Pacific Ocean, midway between Hawaii and Australia. It comprises three reef islands and six true atolls spread out between the latitude of 5° to 10° south and longitude of 176° to 180°, west of the International Date Line. Its nearest neighbors are Kiribati, Nauru, Samoa and Fiji. Tuvalu has a population of 10,837 (2012 census). The total land area of the islands of Tuvalu is 26 square kilometers (10 sq mi). The first inhabitants of Tuvalu were Polynesians. The pattern of settlement that is believed to have occurred is that the Polynesians spread out from Samoa and Tonga into the Tuvaluan atolls, with Tuvalu providing a stepping stone to migration into the Polynesian Outlier communities in Melanesia and Micronesia.