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Encyclopedia > Nukumanu Islands

The Nukumanu Islands, part of Papua New Guinea are located in the path of the Polynesian migration to Oceania some 5,000 years ago, the Nukumanu Islands were settled by the Polynesians and retained their Polynesian character as part of the Melanesian Archipelago of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Their most recent claim to fame, however, is that they were the last place on the path of Amelia Earhart before she and her co-pilot disappeared forever into the vast Pacific Ocean. Carving from the ridgepole of a Māori house, ca 1840 Look up Polynesia in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Oceania is a geographical, often geopolitical, region consisting of numerous lands—mostly islands but sometimes including Australia—in the Pacific Ocean and vicinity. ... Amelia Earhart (1897-1937?) Amelia Mary Earhart (July 24, 1897 – missing as of July 2, 1937), daughter of Edwin and Amy Earhart, was an American aviator and noted early female pilot who mysteriously disappeared over the Pacific Ocean during a circumnavigational flight in 1937. ...


Located in the path of the Polynesian migration to Oceania some 5,000 years ago, the Nukumanu Islands were settled by the Polynesians and retained their Polynesian character as part of the Melanesian Archipelago of Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. Their most recent claim to fame, however, is that they were the last place on the path of Amelia Earhart before she and her co-pilot disappeared forever into the vast Pacific Ocean.


Comprising a ring of more than twenty islets on a reef surrounding a large lagoon, the islets and islands of Nukumanu remain largely unchanged. They are located on a sandy strip of coral no more than a meter above sea level just 4 degrees south of the equator. The land resources of the Nukumanu people are quite few and they grow a kind of taro and bananas. Coconuts are, however, an integral part of the islanders' diet with the soft inside being a staple food and coconut flesh being consumed with raw fish and clams. They are also competent fishermen who dive for beche-de-mer in the lagoon. This is exported mainly to Asia and along with trochus shells which are used to make mother-of-pearl, they comprise the backbone of the Nukumanu economy. The equator is an imaginary circle drawn around a planet (or other astronomical object) at a distance halfway between the poles. ... Binomial name Colocasia esculenta (L.) Schott Taro corms for sale Taro (from Tahitian), more rarely kalo (from Hawaiian), is a tropical plant grown primarily as a vegetable food for its edible corm, and secondarily as a leaf vegetable. ... Banana can be The Banana fruit The town Banana, Queensland The town Banana, Democratic Republic of the Congo The Rev. ... Binomial name Cocos nucifera L. The Coconut Palm (Cocos nucifera), is a member of the Family Arecaceae (palm family). ... Beche-de-mer is a kind of big sea cucumber that is eaten in China and Japan. ...


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