Vanuatu

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geographical name Van·u·atu \ˌvan-ˌwä-ˈtü, ˌvän- also -ˈwä-(ˌ)tü\
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New Hebrides

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Definition of Vanuatu

  1. islands in the southwestern Pacific northeast of New Caledonia and west of Fiji; capital Port-Vila (on Efate) area 5700 square miles (14,820 square kilometers), population 234,023 As the New Hebrides, Vanuatu was formerly under joint British and French administration. It has been an independent republic since 1980.


VANUATU Defined for English Language Learners

Vanuatu

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geographical name Van·u·atu \ˌvan-ˌwä-ˈtü, ˌvän- also -ˈwä-(ˌ)tü\

Definition of Vanuatu for English Language Learners

  • : island country in the Pacific Ocean


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