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New Hebrides   /nu hˈɛbrɪdiz/   Listen
New Hebrides

A volcanic island republic in Melanesia; independent since 1980.  Synonyms: Republic of Vanuatu, Vanuatu.

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"New Hebrides" Quotes from Famous Books

... British and French who settled the New Hebrides in the 19th century, agreed in 1906 to an Anglo-French Condominium, which administered the islands ...
— The 2002 CIA World Factbook • US Government

... remnants of cannibalism are to be found in the New Hebrides. The leader of the attack on John Williams is still alive at Erromango, and the savage defiant nature of this people has never been subdued. They belong more to the Melanesian than the Polynesian races. ...
— Pioneers and Founders - or, Recent Workers in the Mission field • Charlotte Mary Yonge

... the world, and the discovery of a large number of islands in the South Pacific by Captains Wallis and Carteret. Cook's three great voyages were made between 1768 and 1779. In the course of them he sailed round New Zealand, explored the east coast of Australia and the new Hebrides, discovered New Caledonia and the Sandwich islands, and attempted to find a passage from the North Pacific round the north of the American continent. In 1780 an expedition under Captain Bligh, sent to transport bread-fruit trees ...
— The Political History of England - Vol. X. • William Hunt

... Type: republic Capital: Port-Vila Administrative divisions: 11 island councils; Ambrym, Aoba/Maewo, Banks/Torres, Efate, Epi, Malakula, Paama, Pentecote, Santo/Malo, Shepherd, Tafea Independence: 30 July 1980 (from France and UK; formerly New Hebrides) Constitution: 30 July 1980 Legal system: unified system being created from former dual French and British systems National holiday: Independence Day, 30 July (1980) Executive branch: president, prime ...
— The 1992 CIA World Factbook • United States. Central Intelligence Agency.

... "Nevertheless, the New Hebrides claim a few words. They were discovered in 1506, and so named by Captain Cook. They are considerably hilly, and well clothed with timber. The valleys are extremely abundant, producing figs, nutmegs, and oranges, besides the fruits common ...
— The World of Waters - A Peaceful Progress o'er the Unpathed Sea • Mrs. David Osborne

Words linked to "New Hebrides" :   Port Vila, state, country, Melanesia, land, capital of Vanuatu, Vila

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