Makura Island

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Makura
Native name:
Emwae, [1] Makira
Makura (44019618980).jpg
NW side
Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 17°8′00″S168°26′00″E / 17.13333°S 168.43333°E / -17.13333; 168.43333 Coordinates: 17°8′00″S168°26′00″E / 17.13333°S 168.43333°E / -17.13333; 168.43333
Archipelago Vanuatu, Shepherds Islands
Highest elevation132 m (433 ft)
Administration
Province Shefa Province
Demographics
Population93 (2015)

Makura, locally known as Makira, is a small inhabited island in Shefa Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. Makura is a part of the Shepherds Islands archipelago. [2]

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Geography

The estimated terrain elevation above the sea level is some 132 meters. [3] Makura is actually a peak of a primeval volcano. The other existing ramparts of the ancient volcanic rim are considered to be the neighboring islands of Emae and Mataso.

Population

As of 2015, the official local population was 93 people in 19 households. [4] The island's main language is Namakura or Namakir.

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References

  1. Tryon, Darrell T. (ed.). 2011. Comparative Austronesian dictionary: An introduction to Austronesian studies. Walter de Gruyter. p.218.
  2. "SHEFA Province". Vanuatu Travel. Retrieved 7 August 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  3. "Makura". Mapcarta. Retrieved 7 August 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)
  4. "2015 Vanuatu National Population and Households Projections by Province and Islands" (PDF). Vanuatu National Statistics Office. Retrieved 6 August 2018.CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)