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Telikiai (or Meang) is an islet of Nui atoll in the Pacific Ocean state of Tuvalu.[1][2] Meang means "west". The islet features in the legends of the Tekaunibiti family, whose members went to catch birds on the islet and found three teanti-ma-aomata (half-spirit and half-human creatures) and captured two.[3]


  1. ^ Map of Nui.
  2. ^ British Admiralty Nautical Chart 766 Ellice Islands (1893 ed.). United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). 21 March 1872.
  3. ^ Sotaga Pape, Hugh Laracy (ed.) (1983). "Chapter 10 – Nui". Tuvalu: A History. Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific and Government of Tuvalu. p. 74.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)

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Coordinates: 7°11′50″S 177°8′52″E / 7.19722°S 177.14778°E / -7.19722; 177.14778