The World Factbook: Background: :: Multiple waves of colonizers, each speaking a distinct language, migrated to the New Hebrides in the millennia preceding European exploration in the 18th century. This settlement pattern accounts for the complex linguistic diversity found on the archipelago to this day. The British and French, who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands until independence in 1980, when the new name of Va...read more [Source: The World Factbook] Wikipedia: Vanuatu (English i/ˌvɑːnuːˈɑːtuː/ vah-noo-AH-too or /vænˈwɑːtuː/ van-WAH-too; Bislama IPA: [vanuaˈtu]), officially the Republic of Vanuatu (French: République de Vanuatu, Bislama: Ripablik blong Vanuatu), is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is some 1,750 kilometres (1,090 mi) east of northern Australia, 500 kilometres (310 mi) northeast of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and southeast of the Solomon Isla...read more [Source: Wikipedia]
Expertise (alphabetical order)
Official WebsitesGovernment of Vanuatu...UNESCO - Chief Roi Mata’s Domain...Vanuatu Cultural Centre...
Research CentresPacific Institute of Public Policy...
Libraries and ArchivesEmalus Campus Library of the University o...Emalus Campus Library of the University of...Emalus Campus Library of the University of...
Museum CollectionsAmerican Museum of Natural History...Australian Museum...Berndt Museum of Anthropology...
Health and Health ResearchCommonwealth Health Online...Institut of Health Metrics and Evaluation...Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS...
List of languages More on Glottolog
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Recordings at Paradisec
Administrative AreasMalampa (Province)
Data for layers and markers are from GAA
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