Wonders of Tokelau
There is not much to tell about landmarks and specific attractions in Tokelau.
These three atolls consist of low-lying islands. On Atafu atoll lives endemic click-beetle Alaus constrictus, on atolls has been found also freshwater ostracod Tungucypridopsis lairdi which is not known outside these islands.
People have lived here approximately for 1,000 years – remnants of older settlements are found mostly in the sites of current settlements.
In Fakaofo village there was a 5.5 m tall coral slab that personified the primary deity of Tokelauans – Tui Tokelau. It was a centerpiece of yearly festivities. A smaller replica of this monument stands in the meeting house of Fakaofo today.
The fourth atoll – Swains Island – is part of the Tokelau cultural realm but politically it is a part of American Samoa.
Map with the described wonders
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