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Encyclopedia > Futuna Island, Vanuatu

Futuna is an island in the Tafea province of Vanuatu. It is the easternmost island in the country. It was formed by the uplift of an underwater volcano, which last erupted in the Pleistocene, at least 11,000 years ago. It reaches a height of 666 m. It is sometimes called West Futuna to distinguish it from Futuna Island, Wallis and Futuna. It is a Polynesian outlier. Tafea is a province of Vanuatu. ... The Pleistocene epoch (pronounced like ply-stow-seen) is part of the geologic timescale. ... Futuna is an island in the Pacific Ocean belonging to the French territory of Wallis and Futuna. ... Polynesian outliers are a number of Polynesian islands which lie in Melanesia and Micronesia. ...

It has ten regions: Iraro, Itapapa, Itapasiesi, Matangi, Matowei, Nabao, Nariari, Rakaoroa, Serinao, and Tchinaroa.

The inhabitants of the island have a style of hymn singing, established by 19th century missionaries, which is distinctive among Pacific islands. [1] A hymn is a type of song, usually religious, specifically written for the purpose of praise, adoration or prayer, and typically addressed to a god or other religiously significant figure. ... The Pacific Ocean has an estimated 20,000 to 30,000 islands; the exact number has not been precisely determined. ...

Provinces and islands of Vanuatu Vanuatu has been divided into six provinces since 1994. ...

Flag of Vanuatu

Torba: Image File history File links Flag_of_Vanuatu. ... Map Sanma is a province of the southern Pacific nation of Vanuatu, occupying the nations largest island, Espiritu Santo, which is located approximately 2,500 km northeast of Sydney, Australia. ... Shefa is a province of Vanuatu, including the islands of Epi and Éfaté and the Shepherd Islands. ... Tafea is the southernmost province of Vanuatu. ... Torba is the northernmost province of Vanuatu, including the Banks Islands and the Torres Islands. ...


Malakula | Ambrym | Paama
Pentecost | Ambae | Maewo
Espiritu Santo | Malo
Epi | Éfaté | Shepherd Islands
Tanna | Aniwa | Futuna | Erromango | Anatom
Torres Islands | Banks Islands Malakula Island is located at 16. ... Ambrym is an island in Vanuatu, known for its highly active volcanic activity that includes lava lake formation. ... Pentecost Island is one of the 83 islands that make up the South Pacific nation of Vanuatu. ... Aoba, also known as Ambae is an island in the South Pacific island nation of Vanuatu, located near 15 30 S and 167 30 E. Ambae has a population of less than 10,000, divided into 3-4 discernable language groups (North/East Ambae language centered around the Lombaha area... Espiritu Santo (Spanish: Holy Ghost) is is the largest island in the nation of Vanuatu. ... Epi is the name of an island in Vanuatu, at the north end of the Shepherds Islands. ... Éfaté is an island in The Republic of Vanuatu. ... Tanna or Tana is an island of Vanuatu. ... Aniwa is a small island in the southernmost province of Tafea, Vanuatu. ... Erromango Erromango () is the largest island in Tafea, the southernmost province of Vanuatu. ... Anatom (formerly known as Aneityum) is the southernmost main island of Vanuatu. ... The Torres Islands are in Torba province, on the northern maritime border of Vanuatu. ... The Banks Islands (or Îles Banks) are a group of islands in northern Vanuatu. ...



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