Wallis and Futuna Introduction 2001https://photius.com/wfb2001/wallis_and_futuna/wallis_and_futuna_introduction.html
SOURCE: 2001 CIA WORLD FACTBOOK
Although discovered by the Dutch and the British in the 17th and 18th centuries, it was the French who declared a protectorate over the islands in 1842. In 1959, the inhabitants of the islands voted to become a French overseas territory.
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