Loyalty Islands

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Loyalty Islands,

coral group (1989 pop. 17,900), S Pacific, a part of the French overseas territory of New CaledoniaNew Caledonia,
Fr. Nouvelle Calédonie, officially Territory of New Caledonia and Dependencies, internally self-governing dependency of France (2015 est. pop. 269,000), land area 7,241 sq mi (18,760 sq km), South Pacific, c.700 mi (1,130 km) E of Australia.
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. The group comprises three islands (Lifou, Maré, and Ouvéa) and many islets and has a total land area of c.800 sq mi (2,070 sq km). The chief exports are coconuts and copra.
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Loyalty Islands


(Loyauté) a group of coral islands and reefs in the Pacific Ocean (Melanesia), 100 km east of the French possession of New Caledonia, of which it is part. Area, 2,072 sq km. Population, about 14,000 (1963). Coconuts are grown on the islands, and copra is exported.

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The latest tremor struck 10 days after a massive but very deep quake rocked the sea floor near Fiji and 11 months after big quakes hit near the Loyalty Islands, also without damage.
In Chapter 3 Sand turns to the corpus of new field data accumulated by his research team, with a detailed analysis of the "eco-geography" of the various Lapita sites distributed throughout the Loyalty Islands and La Grande Terre.
The interest shown by the Drueulu group in family planning and health-oriented initiatives resulted from a combination of factors: the arrival of a French woman doctor interested in working with the group; (27) the choice of two Kanak women from Lifou, trained nurses, to head the Sanitary Education Section in Loyalty Islands Province; the controversial establishment of a Provincial Women's Rights Office; and the visibility that the Women's Group has attained in recent years.
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Loyalty Islands traders had already paved the way for the missionaries (Mullins 1995, 126) and by 1870, Loyalty Islanders, many of whom were missionary-trained Christians, were working the Torres Strait fisheries.
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Royal Caribbean's South Pacific Islands trip has a three-night stay in Sydney followed by a cruise on Voyager of the Seas to Suva, Fiji's capital, another Fijian city, Lautoka, and Lifou, one of the Loyalty Islands. The 11-night Emirates Holidays trip is from [euro]2,709pp including flights leaving Manchester on November 5.
One year there was even a race from Noumea to the Loyalty Islands Group off the north-east coast of New Caledonia in which I took time to sail.
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Her study, secondly, is confined to the main island and she never casts a glance towards the Loyalty Islands, which are also a part of New Caledonia.