Vanuatu



Irregular Y-shaped island chain in southwest Pacific between latitudes 13 and 21 degrees south and longitudes 166 and 171 degrees east. Comprises 12 main islands, largest Espiritu Santo, Malakula, Efate. Islands are mountainous, of coral and volcanic origin. Some volcanoes are still active. Well-watered and densely forested, with narrow coastal strips of cultivated land.


Name: Republic of Vanuatu
Location: Oceania
Status: UN Member
Capital City: Vila (Port-Vila)
Main Cities: Luganville
Population: 165,000
Area [sq.km]:12,190
Languages: Bislama, English, French
Religions: Protestant, Roman Catholic

National Anthem:
Yumi, Yumi, Yumi i glat blong talem se,
Yumi, Yumi, Yumi i man blong Vanuatu!
God i givim ples ia long yumi,
Yumi glat tumas long hem,
Yumi strong moyumi fri long hem,
Yumi brata evriwan!

Yumi, Yumi, Yumi, Yumi i glat blong talem se,
Yumi, Yumi, Yumi i man blong Vanuatu!

Plante fasin blong bifo i stap,
Plante fasin blong tedei,
Be yumi i olsem wan nomo,
Hemia fasin blong yumi!

Yumi, Yumi, Yumi, Yumi i glat blong talem se,
Yumi, Yumi, Yumi i man blong Vanuatu!

Yumi save plante wok i stap,
Long ol aelan blong yumi,
God i help em yumi evriwan,
Hemi papa blong yumi,

Yumi, Yumi, Yumi i glat blong talem se,
Yumi, Yumi, Yumi i man blong Vanuatu!

Translation:
We are happy to proclaim
We are the People of Vanuatu!

God has given us this land;
This gives us great cause for rejoicing.
We are strong, we are free in this land;
We are all brothers.

We are happy to proclaim
We are the People of Vanuatu!

We have many traditions
And we are finding new ways.
Now we shall be one People,
We shall be united for ever.

We are happy to proclaim
We are the People of Vanuatu!

We know there is much work to be done
On all our islands.
May God, our Father, help us!

We are happy to proclaim
We are the People of Vanuatu!


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