Nuiball is an atoll of Tuvaluball.

Nuiball (Atoll) is an island in the middle of nowhere.

Nuiball was first sighted by Europeans on 16 January 1568 by Spanish navigator Álvaro de Mendaña, who named it Isla de Jesús (Spanish for "Island of Jesus") because it was discovered on the day following the feast of the Holy Name. There are no less than six accounts of this event, that of Mendaña himself being as follows:

Nui This island was full of trees like palms; towards the north, it had a reef, which entered the sea a quarter of a league, and towards the south was another smaller reef. On the west side, it had a strand lying lengthways, with reefs in different part.


A Dutch expedition (the frigate Maria Reigersberg) found Nui on the morning of June 14, 1825, and named the main island (Fenua Tapu) as Nederlandsch Eiland (Dutch Island).The atoll has been called Egg or Netherland Island.


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