Vanuatu Bibliography


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An Annotated Bibliography of Vanuatu Languages

Would you like to know the languages that are spoken on Tanna? How about Ambae? Simply click on an island name to find out which languages are spoken on that island.

CIA Ė The World Factbook 2000: Vanuatu

The traditional CIA World Factbook is now available online. At the site you can find maps, information about population, imports, the monetary unit, and more.

Community Environmental Research in the Pacific Islands

At this web site you can find out about community field research taking place in Vanuatu and other Pacific Islands.

Culture: Melanesia

This wonderful site provides maps of Melanesia that convey information about language, colonization, nuclear testing and more. All of the information is provided in a colorful and easy to understand way.

Ethnologue: Vanuatu

An estimated 109 living languages, and one extinct language, are spoken in Vanuatu. Find out which languages are spoken, the approximate number of speakers of each language, dialects, and other information at this incredibly informative web site.

Governments on the WWW: Vanuatu

Links to information about Vanuatu are provided at this web site.

Jon Frum Home Page

An existing cargo cult remains on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu. Read more about cargo cults in general, and the Jon Frum Cargo Cult in particular, at this web site.

Melanesian Culture and History: Vanuatu

This web site provides some basic factual information about Vanuatu, as well as links to more indepth material.

Pacific Islands Report

Read todayís news from the Pacific islands, browse the archives, and find more news at this informative current events web site.

State, Society, and Governance in Melanesia

Find out more about Melanesia at this web site. The Australian National University has posted discussion papers from its Research School of Pacific and Asian Studies on this web site. At the site you can read about "Chiefly power in southern Vanuatu, " and more.


View the Vanuatu flag, learn about their emblem, and more at this web site.

Vanuatu Cultural Centre Home Page

The Cultural Centre is the umbrella body for the National Library of Vanuatu and the National Museum of Vanuatu. The site provides links and other information.

Vanuatu National Anthem

The text of the anthem, in English and a native language, are provided at this page.

Vanuatu Online

While this is definitely a commercial site, it does contain a wealth of information on various aspects of Vanuatu, including a Quick Facts page.

Virtual Stamp Album New Hebrides

The New Hebrides, now known as Vanuatu, is world famous for issuing beautiful and highly collectable stamps. This site, as advertised, is a virtual stamp album where you can view the stamps and learn about the postal history of Vanuatu.

World Species List: Vanuatu Databases

What kinds of plants and animals live on Vanuatu? Are they endangered? Find out the answers to your questions through the links on the above page.

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Action Strategy for Nature Conservation in the South Pacific. Noumea, New Caledonia: South Pacific Commission, 1989. Main & Biodiv REF QH77 .O34 A27 1989.

Bregulla, Heinrich L. Birds of Vanuatu. Oswestry, Shropshire, England: Anthony Nelson, 1992. M&O QL694 .V36 B74 1992.

Chambers, M. R., E. Bani, and B. E. T. Barker-Hudson. The Status of the Dugong (Dugong dugon) in Vanuatu. Noumea, New Caledonia: South Pacific Commission, [1989]. M&O QL737 .S62 C53 1989.

Codrington, R.H. Melanesians: Studies in their Anthropology and Folk-Lore. New York: Dover Publications, 1972. Main GN668 .C63 1972.

Cortesi, Lafcadio, et al. Working Together: Sustaining Forests and Communities in Melanesia. [Suva, Fiji: Greenpeace Pacific, 1996]. Biodiv REF SD387 .S87 W67 1996.

Count, Earl Wenel. Primitive Amerinds and the Australo-Melanesians. Tucumán, Argentina: Instituto de Antropología, 1939. Main E98 .A55 C68.

Estival, J. C. Cônes de Nouvelle-Calédonie et du Vanuatu = Cone shells of New Caledonia and Vanuatu. Papeet, Tahiti: les Éditions du Cagou, 1981. IZ&G QL430.5 .C75 E78 1981.

Fodorís South Pacific. New York: Fodorís Travel Publications, 1990. Pub DU15 .F64 1990.

Gazetteer of Melanesia: Map Series AMS X401. Washington D.C.: War Dept. Army Map Service, Corps of Engineers. U.S. Army 1943. Maps DU490 .U66 1943.

Gillison, A. N. and P. E. Neil. A Feasibility Study for a Proposed Kauri Reserve on Erromango Island, Republic of Vanuatu. Canberra, Australia: CSIRO, Institute of Biological Resources, Division of Water and Land Resources, 1987. Bot SD667 .V2 G54 1987.

Goetzfridt, Nicholas J. Indigenous Navigation and Voyaging in the Pacific: A Reference Guide. New York: Greenwood Press, 1992. Main REF GN440 .G63 1992.

Guenther, Kim, et al. Pacific Islands Gray Literature Project: A Bibliography. Waimanalo, Hawaii: Center for Tropical and Subtropical Aquaculture, [1995]. Biodiv & Main SH133 .O3 P32 1995.

Haddon, Alfred C. and James Hornell. Canoes of Oceania. Honolulu, Hawaii : Bishop Museum Press, 1975. Main GN663 .H3 1975.

Keast, Allen. Australia and the Pacific Islands: A Natural History. New York: Random House, c1966. Main Folio QH197 .K32 1966.

Lawson, Barbara. Collected Curios: Missionary Tales from the South Seas. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: McGill University Libraries, 1994. Main GN671 .N6 L39 1994.

Mead, Sidney M, et al. Exploring the Visual Art of Oceania: Australia, Melanesia, Micronesia, and Polynesia. Honolulu, HI: University Press of Hawaii, c1979. Main N7410 .E95 1979.

Meyn, Susan L. Black Island Paradise: Life in Melanesia. Cincinnati: Cincinnati Museum of Natural History, 1982. Main DU490 .M49 1982.

Mueller-Dombois, Dieter and F. Raymond Fosberg. Vegetation of the Tropical Pacific Islands. New York: Springer, c1998. Bot QK471 .M84 1998.

Nakano, K. (Kazutaka), et al. Minami Taiheiyo kaiiki no kurashi to ayumi = People's Lives and History in the South Pacific Region. Kagoshima-shi: Kagoshima Daigaku, Minami Taiheiyo Kaiiki Kenkyu Senta, Heisei 6-nen [1994]. Main GN662 .M56 1994.

Oliver, Douglas L. Oceania: The Native Cultures of Australia and the Pacific Islands. Honolulu, HI: University of Hawaii Press, c1989. Main GN662 .O46 1989.

Scientific Survey of the South Pacific.3rd: 1983. The Prompt Report of the Third Scientific Survey of the South Pacific. Research Center for the South Pacific, Kagoshima University; University of Papua New Guinea; Papua New Guinea University of Technology. Main Q115 .S48 1983.

Terrell, John. Prehistory in the Pacific Islands: A Study of Variation in Language, Customs, and Human Biology. Cambridge; New York: Cambridge University Press, 1986. Main GN871 .T47 1986.

University of California San Diego. Melanesian Studies Newsletter and Accessions List. La Jolla, CA: The Center [1989-1993] No. 8 (Dec. 1989)-nos. 10 and 11 (Mar. 1993). Main Serials DU490 .U5427.

Whistler, W. Arthur. Coastal Flowers of the Tropical Pacific: A Guide to Widespread Seashore Plants of the Pacific Islands. Lawai, HI: Pacific Tropical Botanical Garden, 1980. Bot QK471 .W45.

Yamaji, Katsuhiko. Gender and Fertility in Melanesia. Nishinomiya, Japan: Dept. of Anthropology, Kwansei Gakuin University, 1994. Main GN668 .G46 1994.

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