Maewo


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Maewo

an almost uninhabited island in Vanuatu
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At the same time as the vampire case took everyone by surprise, one was struck by the killing of the two sorcerers in Maewo island and also of the possible killing of two escaped prisoners.
HMAS Choules relayed Australian humanitarian supplies flown into Port Vila and Luganville by the Royal Australian Air Force to evacuees on Maewo, Pentecost Island and Espiritu Santo.
Some islands have nothing of the sort, whereas others, such as Ambrym, Maewo and the towns of Port Vila and Luganville are rife with sorcery (see Forsyth 2006; Rio 2002).
The graded society is the dominant traditional socio-political institution of the islands to the north of the archipelago including Malekula, Vao, North and Central Pentecost, Aoba, Maewo and Ambrym as well as those islands further to the north such as the Banks Islands (Allen, 1981 b; 1984; Blackwood, 1981; Deacon, 1970; Erikson, 2008; Layard, 1942; Taylor, 2005; Tonkinson, 1981).
Around 8,000 people have been evacuated to the island of Espiritu Santo, and around 3,000 more to nearby islands of Pentecost and Maewo.