Vanuatu Geography and Population

Vanuatu ETYMOLOGY: The name Vanuatu comes from Polynesian vanua ‘land’ and tu ‘stand, exist’, egl. ‘unit of land’. OFFICIAL NAME: Ripablik Blong Vanuatu, Republic of Vanuatu CAPITAL CITY: Port Vila POPULATION: 209,000 (2007) AREA: 12,190 km² OFFICIAL LANGUAGE (S): bislama (an English-based pidgin language), French, English (off.), approximately 110 oceanic languages RELIGION: Presbyterians 36%, Catholics […]