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Vanuatu

Bedford, Stuart; Regenvanu, Ralph; Spriggs, Matthew; Buckley, Hallie R.; Valentin, Frederique

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The Republic of Vanuatu, located in the south west Pacific, comprises a total land area of 12,195 sq km, made up of 83 islands, 70 of which are inhabited (Figure 59.1). Vanuatu was a former colony of Britain and France, jointly run under a Condominium government and known during that period as the New Hebrides or Nouvelles H�brides, until it gained its independence in 1980. The indigenous population (known as ni-Vanuatu) of about 220,000 today remains remarkably culturally and linguistically...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorBedford, Stuart
dc.contributor.authorRegenvanu, Ralph
dc.contributor.authorSpriggs, Matthew
dc.contributor.authorBuckley, Hallie R.
dc.contributor.authorValentin, Frederique
dc.contributor.editorNicholas Marquez-Grant
dc.contributor.editorLinda Fibiger.
dc.date.accessioned2015-12-07T22:38:36Z
dc.identifier.isbn9780415588577
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/23507
dc.description.abstractThe Republic of Vanuatu, located in the south west Pacific, comprises a total land area of 12,195 sq km, made up of 83 islands, 70 of which are inhabited (Figure 59.1). Vanuatu was a former colony of Britain and France, jointly run under a Condominium government and known during that period as the New Hebrides or Nouvelles H�brides, until it gained its independence in 1980. The indigenous population (known as ni-Vanuatu) of about 220,000 today remains remarkably culturally and linguistically diverse (Bonnemaison et al. 1996; Sim�oni 2009). Most of the population practise a subsistence lifestyle and live in kin-based groups on their ancestral lands, practising a range of traditional or kastom beliefs. As a small, developing nation, Vanuatu has limited financial resources and consequently government priorities are focused on supporting and developing basic infrastructure.
dc.publisherRoutledge, Taylor & Francis Group
dc.relation.ispartofThe Routledge handbook of archeological human remains and legislation: an international guide to laws and practice in the excavation and treatment of archaeological human remains
dc.titleVanuatu
dc.typeBook chapter
local.description.notesImported from ARIES
dc.date.issued2011
local.identifier.absfor160104 - Social and Cultural Anthropology
local.identifier.absfor210106 - Archaeology of New Guinea and Pacific Islands (excl. New Zealand)
local.identifier.ariespublicationu4264204xPUB27
local.type.statusPublished Version
local.contributor.affiliationBedford, Stuart, College of Asia and the Pacific, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationRegenvanu, Ralph, Vanuatu National Museum
local.contributor.affiliationSpriggs, Matthew, College of Arts and Social Sciences, ANU
local.contributor.affiliationBuckley, Hallie R., University of Otago
local.contributor.affiliationValentin, Frederique, CNRS
local.description.embargo2037-12-31
local.bibliographicCitation.startpage657
local.bibliographicCitation.lastpage670
local.identifier.doi10.4324/9780203838716.ch59
dc.date.updated2020-11-22T07:34:14Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationOxon, UK
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