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Nationality: Noun--Tuvaluan (s); adjective--Tuvaluan.
Population (2002 est.): 11,100. Age structure (2002 est.)--33% under 14; 5.1% over 64.
Growth rate (2002 est.): 1.4%.
Ethnic groups: Polynesians 96%, Micronesians 4%.
Religion: Church of Tuvalu (Congregationalist) 97%; Seventh-day Adventist 1.4%, Baha'I 1%, other 0.6%.
Languages: Tuvaluan, English. Samoan, Kiribati (on the island of Nui) also spoken.
Education (1996): Literacy--55%.
Health (2002 est.): Life expectancy--male 64.83 yrs; female 69.23 yrs. Infant mortality rate--22/1,000.
Work force (2001 est.): 7,000.
People of Tuvalu
96% of the Tuvaluans are ethnic Polynesians, closely related to the people of Samoa and Tonga. The vast majority belong to the Church of Tuvalu, a Protestant denomination. Their ancestors were converted by Christian missionaries decades ago.