The flag of Tuvalu formerly known as Ellice Islands.
Ellice Islands definition by Webster's New World
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group of islands in the WC Pacific, north of Fiji: under British control, 1892-1978; name changed to Tuvalu in 1976 and as such became independent in 1978
Ellice Islands definition by American Heritage Dictionary