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Meang, which literally means "west", is an islet of Nui atoll in the Pacific Ocean state of Tuvalu.[1][2] It is another name given to Telikiai due to its location in the Nui atoll. 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. 

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