Tangoa Island

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Coordinates: 15°35′S166°59′E / 15.59°S 166.99°E / -15.59; 166.99 Coordinates: 15°35′S166°59′E / 15.59°S 166.99°E / -15.59; 166.99
Country Flag of Vanuatu.svg  Vanuatu
Province Sanma Province
Time zone UTC+11 (VUT)

Tangoa is an island in Vanuatu, located off the southern coast of Vanuatu's largest island Espiritu Santo in Sanma Province. The local inhabitants speak the Tangoa language. [1]


The Teachers' Training Institute (later renamed the Tangoa Training Institute) operated on the island from 1895 to 1970, [2] when the Presbyterian Church of Vanuatu established a Presbyterian Bible College there. This operated from 1971 to 1986, when it merged with the Aulua Theological Training Centre to form the Talua Ministry Training Centre. [3]

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  1. "Tangoa". Ethnologue. Retrieved 2 May 2015.
  2. J. Graham Miller, Live, Volume 3, p. 176.
  3. "A Brief History of Talua". Talua Ministry Training Centre . Retrieved 2 May 2015.
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Tangoa Island