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Sakao Island (French : Île Sakao), also known as Khoti Island is an island in Vanuatu, located off the southeastern shore of Vanuatu's second largest island Malakula in Malampa Province.
The island is about 3 km in width and 0.8 km in length [ citation needed ].
Espiritu Santo is the largest island in the nation of Vanuatu, with an area of 3,955.5 km2 (1,527.2 sq mi) and a population of around 40,000 according to the 2009 census.
Tafea is the southernmost of the six provinces of Vanuatu.
Tolomako is a language of the Oceanic subgroup of Austronesian languages. It is spoken on Santo island in Vanuatu.
Malakula Island, also spelled Malekula, is the second-largest island in the nation of Vanuatu, in the Pacific Ocean region of Melanesia.
Malo is an island in Vanuatu, 3 km (1.9 mi) off the southern coast of Vanuatu's largest island Espiritu Santo in Sanma Province. It has a circumference of 55 km (34 mi) and an area of 180 km2 (69 sq mi). length - 17 km, width - 13 km, area - 180.0 km². The highest point on the island is Mount Malo.
The Southern Oceanic languages are a linkage of Oceanic spoken in Vanuatu and New Caledonia. It was proposed by Lynch, Ross, and Crowley in 2002 and supported by later studies. They consider it to be a linkage rather than a language group with a clearly defined internal nested structure.
Sakao is an Oceanic language spoken on the northeast horn of Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu.
Jacques Guy is a French linguist, born 2 October 1944 and living in Australia since 1968. He started undergraduate studies at the École des Langues Orientales in Paris, France, focusing on Chinese, Japanese and Tahitian. He then wrote his Ph.D. thesis, under the auspices of the Australian National University, on Sakao, a dialect of Espiritu Santo. Following this, he turned his attention towards automatic text manipulation and to digital taxonomy, working from 1985 at the AI research lab of Telecom Australia (Telstra) in Clayton, a suburb of Melbourne. He remained at Telstra until 1998.
The North Vanuatu languages form a linkage of Southern Oceanic languages spoken in northern Vanuatu.
Sakao Island may refer to one of the two following islands in the archipelago of Vanuatu:
Sakao Island, locally known as Lathi or Laðhi, is an uninhabited island in Vanuatu. It is located off the northeastern shore of Vanuatu's largest island Espiritu Santo in Sanma Province. It has given its name to the Sakao language, spoken in the nearby area of Port-Olry.
Linua is an island in the Torres Islands archipelago in Torba Province of Vanuatu in the southwestern Pacific Ocean.
Buninga Island is an inhabited island in Shefa Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. The island is a part of Shepherd Islands archipelago.
Tongariki Island is an inhabited island in Shefa Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. The island is a part of Shepherd Islands archipelago.
Lamen Island is an inhabited island in Shefa Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. The island is a part of Shepherd Islands archipelago.
Uluveo Island is a small inhabited island in Malampa Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. It is a part of the Maskelyne Islands archipelago.
Lataro is an uninhabited island in Sanma Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean.
Dany Island is a small uninhabited island in Sanma Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. The island is a tourist destination for snorkeling, diving, surfing, and deep-sea fishing. There is a newly built cottage for rent there overlooking the volcano on Ambae Island.
Severe Tropical Cyclone Harold was a very powerful tropical cyclone which caused widespread destruction in the Solomon Islands, Vanuatu, Fiji, and Tonga during April 2020. It was first noted as a developing tropical low within a trough of low pressure during April 1, while it was located to the east of Papua New Guinea. Over the next day, the system moved south-eastwards over the Solomon Sea, before it was classified as a tropical cyclone and named Harold by the Australian Bureau of Meteorology. The system moved into the Fiji Meteorological Service's area of responsibility on April 2 and began to explosively intensify by April 3, reaching Category 4 status by April 4 on both scales. The next day, it further strengthened into a Category 5 severe tropical cyclone, the highest rating on the Australian scale. It made landfall on Espiritu Santo on April 6. Shortly afterward, the Joint Typhoon Warning Center (JTWC) upgraded it to a Category 5-equivalent cyclone on the Saffir–Simpson scale. It maintained this status for only six hours before being downgraded back to Category 4.
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