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Efate

(ĕfä`tē), Fr. Vaté (vätā`), volcanic island, c.300 sq mi (780 sq km), South Pacific, most important island of VanuatuVanuatu
, officially Republic of Vanuatu, independent republic (2015 est. pop. 265,000), c.5,700 sq mi (14,760 sq km), South Pacific, E of Australia. Vanuatu is a 450-mi (724-km) chain of 80 islands, of which the most important are Espíritu Santo (the largest), Efate,
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 and seat of Port VilaPort Vila
or Vila,
town (2009 pop. 45,694), capital and largest town of the Pacific island nation of Vanuatu. On the SW coast of Efate island, it is a deep-sea port built around a natural harbor at Pontoon Bay.
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, the capital and administrative center. Efate produces copra, coffee, and sandalwood. Havannah Harbour was developed during World War II.
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Vanuatu lies to the north-east of Australia and its capital is Port Vila on the island of Efate. The islands were untouched by the Western world until the arrival of European colonizers in the 18th century.
"I live in Port Vila, which is on the island of Efate, and we've heard that there's about 70 people injured and six people missing at sea.
The heavily populated island of Efate, which includes the Vanuatu capital Port Vila, was directly in the path of the deadly cyclone.
The highly-populated island of Efate, which includes the Vanuatu capital Port Vila, was directly in the path of the cyclone.
Their results-obtained from analysing stable isotope ratios of three elements in the bone collagen of 49 adults buried at the Teouma archaeological site on Vanuatu's Efate Island-suggest that its early Lapita settlers ate reef fish, marine turtles, fruit bats, free-range pigs and chickens, rather than primarily relying on growing crops for human food and animal fodder.
Lapita subsistence strategies and food consumption patterns in the community of Teouma (Efate, Vanuatu).
The Benefactive Construction in South Efate. Oceanic Linguistics 45/2.297-310.
(31) On 16 March, King suffered a major setback: the Joint Chiefs decided to implement a War Department plan for rapid buildup in Europe and restriction of reinforcements in the Pacific to "current commitments." Nevertheless, the Joint Chiefs approved King's request for bases at Efate and Tongatabu.
Hsiung (2007) went on to describe a specimen from Efate, New Hebrides as Megacrania obscurus and wondered whether Carl's subspecies might belong to M.
Cities: Capital--Port Vila (on the island of Efate), pop.
27/11/2008, ROYSON WILLIE, DAILY POST, VANUTAU -- Up to 500 Tanoliu villagers in North Efate are left without gardens after the land with their food gardens was sold by two community members, reportedly without consultation with other villagers.
In Vanuatu, which is slightly larger than Connecticut, MCC will invest $65 million in infrastructure projects, notably a major ring road around the principal island of Efate, which will replace the road built by the U.S.