Savave

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Savave or Saveve is an islet of Nukufetau, Tuvalu, which is on the lagoon side of Fale islet.[1][2] It is also the name of the small village on the island. In the late 19th century, after the coming of the missionaries, the people of Nukufetau lived on Fale islet before shifting to Savave which is on the lagoon side of the Fale settlement.[3]

In 1951 the school that was located on Motumua islet was transferred to Savave and became the government primary school for Nukufetau.[4] It was named the Tutasi Memorial School in honour of its predecessor.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Map of Nukufetau Atoll. Tuvaluislands.com. 
  2. ^ British Admiralty Nautical Chart 766 Ellice Islands (1893 ed.). United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). 21 March 1872. 
  3. ^ Nofoaiga Lafita, Hugh Laracy (ed.) (1983). "Chapter 12 - Nukufetau". Tuvalu: A History. Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific and Government of Tuvalu. pp. 86–87. 
  4. ^ Nofoaiga Lafita, Hugh Laracy (ed.) (1983). "Chapter 12 - Nukufetau". Tuvalu: A History. Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific and Government of Tuvalu. p. 91. 

Coordinates: 8°02′S 178°19′E / 8.033°S 178.317°E / -8.033; 178.317