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Tokelau islands



Introduction of Tokelau islands
Island group in the South Pacific, N of American Samoa, 2,400 mi SW of Hawaii. It is a territory of New Zealand . Discovered by the English navigator John Byron in 1765, the island s were the target of slave traders from 1850 to 1870. In 1877 the British declared a protectorate over the island s to stop the slave trade, and in 1916 the island s were included in the Gilbert and Ellice Island s colony, now Kiribati.

They were transferred to New Zealand in 1925 and incorporated with New Zealand in 1948.

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