Uluveo

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Uluveo
Geography
Location Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 16°31′26″S167°49′52″E / 16.524°S 167.831°E / -16.524; 167.831 Coordinates: 16°31′26″S167°49′52″E / 16.524°S 167.831°E / -16.524; 167.831
Archipelago Vanuatu, Maskelyne Islands
Administration
Province Malampa Province

Uluveo Island (also called Maskelyne) is a small inhabited island in Malampa Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean. [1] It is a part of the Maskelyne Islands archipelago. [2]

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Geography

Uluveo lies off the south coast of Malekula Island and Sakao Island. There are an upscale resort there and a sanctuary for giant clams (Ringi Te Suh Marine Conservation Reserve). [3]

Population

Uluveo is the main island in the archipelago and has three villages: Lutes, Pellonk, and Peskarus. Some local people speak Uluveo language. [4]

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References

  1. Phillips, Brian. "MALEKULA CRAB SURVEY" (PDF). p. 17. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  2. "The Maskelyne Islands, South Malekula". Positive Earth. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  3. "Malekula Ringi Te Suh Marine Conservation Giant Clam Sanctuary". Tellus Consultants. Retrieved 17 August 2018.
  4. "Six New Testaments presented to the Vanuatu National Archives". SIL Pacific. 29 October 2014. Retrieved 17 August 2018.