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Anuta is a small high island in the southeastern part of the Solomon Islands province of Temotu. High Island is the name of several places in the United States: Communities High Island, Texas Islands High Island (Michigan) High Island (New York) High Island (Connecticut) This is a disambiguation page — a navigational aid which lists other pages that might otherwise share the same title. ... Temotu is the easternmost province of the Solomon Islands. ...



The island lies about 500 km (300 mi.) to the east-southeast of Nendo, at 11°36'39.00" S lat., 169°51'1.00" E. long. Map of Nendo (modified from a screenshot of a map from MSMappoint) Nendo is the largest, and most important of the Santa Cruz Islands, located in the Temotu province of the Solomon Islands. ... Latitude,usually denoted symbolically by the Greek letter phi, , gives the location of a place on Earth north or south of the equator. ... Longitude is the east-west geographic coordinate measurement most commonly utilized in cartography and global navigation. ...

It is a small volcanic island with a fringing coral reef. The highest point on the island is 65 m (213 ft) above sea level. The island is quite small, its diameter being only about 750 m (½ mile). Some of the biodiversity of a coral reef, in this case the Great Barrier Reef, Australia. ... For considerations of sea level change, in particular rise associated with possible global warming, see sea level rise. ...

People and culture

The island's population is about 200. Historically, some of its inhabitants have used the small island of Fatutaka, about 60 km (37.5 mi.) to the southeast, as a gardening location. Fatutaka or Fatu Taka is a small high island in the Solomon Islands province of Temotu. ... This article needs additional references or sources for verification. ...

Like (relatively) nearby Tikopia, and unlike the majority of the population of the Solomon Islands who are Melanesians, the islanders of Anuta are Polynesians, and their language is a member of the Samoic branch of the Polynesian languages. Tikopia is the southernmost of the Santa Cruz Islands, located in the province of Temotu. ... Melanesia (from Greek black islands) is a region extending from the west Pacific to the Arafura Sea, north and north-east of Australia. ... Polynesia (from Greek, poly = many and nesi = island) is a large grouping of over 1,000 islands in the central and southern Pacific Ocean. ... The Samoic languages are one of the primary classes of Polynesian languages, encompassing the Polynesian languages of Samoa, Tuvalu, American Samoa, Tokelau, Wallis and Futuna, as well as a number of languages, spoken in parts of Tonga, the Cook Islands, New Caledonia, the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Papua New Guinea, and... The Polynesian languages are a group of related languages spoken in the region known as Polynesia. ...

The islanders were joined by adventurer Bruce Parry in the TV series Tribe. Bruce Parry (born March 17, 1969) is a former British Royal Marine instructor who presents the documentary program Tribe (known as Going Tribal in the United States), co-produced by the BBC and the Discovery Channel. ... Tribe (UK), also known as Going Tribal (US), is a documentary television series co-produced by the BBC and the Discovery Channel, and hosted by Bruce Parry. ...

See also

→this is tuff i mean kyle carters tuff Tuamotu, French Polynesia The Pacific Ocean contains an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 islands; the exact number has not been precisely determined. ... Polynesian outliers are a number of Polynesian islands which lie in Melanesia and Micronesia. ...


  • Feinberg, R (1986) The 'Anuta Problem': Local Sovereignty and National Integration in the Solomon Islands, Man 21(3), 438-452

External Links

  • http://www.barcapulita.org/Spedizione%202005.html
  • http://www.barcapulita.org/Spedizione.html

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BBC - Tribe - Anuta (1731 words)
Anuta island has been known as ‘te fatu sekeseke’, the slippery stone, due to it being such a small spot in the ocean - just half a mile in diameter and 70 miles from the next populated island, so hard to find and so easily ‘slid’ away from.
Although Anuta is very isolated there is a steady flow of people and objects to and from the island.
In 2003, Anuta was badly hit by Cyclone Zoe and much of the island’s crops were destroyed.
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