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ˌvɑ nuˈɑ tuvan·u·atu

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Vanuatu, Republic of Vanuatu, New Hebridesnoun

    a volcanic island republic in Melanesia; independent since 1980


  1. Vanuatunoun

    A country in Oceania. Official name: Republic of Vanuatu.


  1. Vanuatu

    Vanuatu, officially the Republic of Vanuatu, is an island nation located in the South Pacific Ocean. The archipelago, which is of volcanic origin, is some 1,750 kilometres east of northern Australia, 500 kilometres northeast of New Caledonia, west of Fiji, and southeast of the Solomon Islands, near New Guinea. Vanuatu was first inhabited by Melanesian people. The first Europeans to visit the islands were the members of a Spanish expedition led by Portuguese navigator Fernandes de Queirós, who arrived in Espiritu Santo in 1605; he claimed the archipelago for Spain and named it Espiritu Santo or Holy Spirit. In the 1880s France and the United Kingdom claimed parts of the country, and in 1906 they agreed on a framework for jointly managing the archipelago as the New Hebrides through a British–French Condominium. An independence movement arose in the 1970s, and the Republic of Vanuatu was founded in 1980. The nation's name was derived from the word vanua, which occurs in several Austronesian languages, and the word tu. Together the two words indicated the independent status of the new nation.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Vanuatu

    A republic consisting of an island group in Melanesia, in the southwest Pacific Ocean. Its capital is Port-Vila. It was called New Hebrides until 1980. It was discovered in 1606 by the Portuguese, forgotten for 160 years, then visited by Bougainville in 1768 and Captain Cook in 1774. It was under joint British and French administration from 1906 until it became independent in 1980 under the name of Vanuatu. The name is native, meaning our land. (From Webster's New Geographical Dictionary, 1988, p833 & Room, Brewer's Dictionary of Names, 1992, p570)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of vanuatu in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of vanuatu in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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  1. Justice Minister Ronald Warsal:

    We do not have a fixed number yet as to the number of seats, but the amendment will be to the constitution to say parliament will prescribe a system which will include reserved seats for women, it has been over 10 years since we have had a woman in parliament ... It is very hard for women to win seats in Vanuatu, so it is better that we amend the constitution.

  2. New Zealand Vanuatu president:

    This is a very devastating cyclone in Vanuatu. I term it as a monster, a monster, it's a setback for the government and for the people of Vanuatu. After all the development that has taken place, all this development has been wiped out.

  3. Baldwin Lonsdale:

    It's a setback for the government and for the people of Vanuatu. After all the development that has taken place, all this development has been wiped out. we do not know if our families are safe or not. As the leader of the nation, my whole heart is for the people, the nation.

  4. Sune Gudnitz:

    Vanuatu is a very vulnerable place because of its location in the middle of the ocean, it is possible that there will be a death toll that could be high. I can't give any numbers. I think it is a well-grounded fear.

  5. David Gray:

    We are not sure when Port Vila will be open again, given the extent of the destruction there, we are keen to go back as soon as possible, given how important this industry is to the Vanuatu economy, but we won't go back until the authorities give us the all clear.

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    pleasing in appearance especially by reason of conformity to ideals of form and proportion
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