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Motutanifa or Motu o tanifa is an uninhabited islet of Vaitupu, Tuvalu,[1][2] which is located on the reef to the north of the part of Vaitupu known as Muli.[3]


  1. ^ Map of Vaitupu. 
  2. ^ British Admiralty Nautical Chart 766 Ellice Islands (1893 ed.). United Kingdom Hydrographic Office (UKHO). 21 March 1872. 
  3. ^ Donald G. Kennedy, Field Notes on the Culture of Vaitupu, Ellice Islands, Journal of the Polynesian Society, vol.38, 1929, pp.2-5

Coordinates: 7°28′07″S 178°40′44″E / 7.4687°S 178.6789°E / -7.4687; 178.6789