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TuvaluInformation about the Tuvalu
The Tuvaluan language is spoken by virtually everyone, while I-Kiribati is spoken by some people on Nui. English is also an official language, but is not spoken in daily use.
The island population has more than doubled since 1980 and is estimated to have reached 11,000 by 2004. The population boom may be a contributing factor to the environmental devastation on the islands.
The traditional community system still to a large extent survives on Tuvalu. Each family has its own task, or salanga, to perform for the community, such as fishing, house building or defence. The skills of a family are passed on from father to son.
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