Tokelau is an extenal territory of New Zealand directly administered by New Zealand. Until 1976 the official name was Tokelau Islands. Tokelau is sometimes referred to by the older, colonial name of The Union Islands. The name Tokelau is a Polynesian word meaning "north wind". Rugby league is played in Tokelau and by Tokelaun ex-pats in New Zealand. A domestic competition has been established and a representative team has begun to play internationals against other Pacific teams. The future of Tokelau as a league nation is limited by its small population although like the comparable Cook Islands, a large community of people with Tokelau heritage live in New Zealand.

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None; each atoll has its own administrative centre.
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5 square miles.
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At purchasing power parity based on figures from 1993
$1500000 (World ranking:229)
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