Vitu Islands


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Vitu Islands

(vē`to͞o), volcanic group, 37 sq mi (96 sq km), in the Bismarck ArchipelagoBismarck Archipelago,
volcanic island group, 19,200 sq mi (49,730 sq km), SW Pacific, a part of Papua New Guinea. The group includes New Britain (the largest island), New Ireland, the Admiralty Islands, the Mussau Islands, New Hanover, the Vitu Islands, and the Duke of York
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, part of Papua New Guinea. Garove and Unea are the largest islands. The group is the chief copra center of Papua New Guinea. Formerly called the French Islands, the group is sometimes known as the Witu Islands.
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In this paper, we seek to enrich this analytical discussion by discerning a deeper genealogy of cultic knowledge among Uneapa Islanders in the Vitu Islands (1) off the north coast of New Britain in the Bismarck Sea.
The Garove Island cave is indeed one of the many portals to the spirit world scattered throughout the Vitu Islands and the New Britain mainland, usually in caves, reefs or on mountain tops.
Morrell sought financial backers for a return voyage to the Vitu Islands on the premise that Dako would open up valuable trade for the U.