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Vanuatu Syllabification: Va·nu·a·tu
Pronunciation: /ˌväno͞oˈädo͞o/

Definition of Vanuatu in English:

A country that consists of a group of islands in the southwestern Pacific Ocean; population 218,500 (est. 2009); capital, Vila; languages, Bislama, English, and French (all official).

The islands were administered jointly by Britain and France as the New Hebrides. Vanuatu became an independent republic within the Commonwealth of Nations in 1980


Pronunciation: /-ˈäto͞oən/
adjective& noun
Example sentences
  • Jeff boards the sloop from one of the outriggers and informs our contestants that they will undergo some sort of Vanuatuan rite of passage.
  • If our guys were Australians they would at least pay them but because these workers are Fijians and Vanuatuans they think they can get away with it.
  • Currently the break down of military personnel is 35 ADF, 15 NZDF, five Fijians, six Ni Vanuatuans and 14 Australian civilians.

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