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Lafanga or Lafaga is an islet of Nukufetau, Tuvalu.[1][2] The traditional history of Nukufetau recalls that in order to protect the atoll from raiders from Tonga, Fialua, an aliki (chief), was given Lafanga, which is the largest of the eastern islets of Nukufetau.[3] Fialua would attack raiders with his club and bury the bodies at a place called Temata.[3]


  1. ^ Map of Nukufetau Atoll. 
  2. ^ British Admiralty Nautical Chart 766 Ellice Islands (1893 ed.). United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). 21 March 1872. 
  3. ^ a b 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. 

Coordinates: 7°58′19″S 178°26′08″E / 7.9719°S 178.4356°E / -7.9719; 178.4356