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My tour back to Futuna Island  (Vanuatu)
My tour back to Futuna Island (Vanuatu)
Published: 2015/08/13
Channel: Jelson Naparau
First Adventist Church on Futuna Island
First Adventist Church on Futuna Island
Published: 2015/08/25
Channel: HopeChannel Vanuatu
Futuna Island (Vanuatu) Transformation singers
Futuna Island (Vanuatu) Transformation singers
Published: 2015/08/16
Channel: Jelson Naparau
Vanuatu - Futuna island
Vanuatu - Futuna island
Published: 2010/03/18
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Futuna Transit
Futuna Transit
Published: 2008/12/26
Channel: tukosmera
Futuna Island, Vanuatu
Futuna Island, Vanuatu
Published: 2016/08/06
Channel: WikiWikiup
Ambrym Island Vanuatu 2016
Ambrym Island Vanuatu 2016
Published: 2016/12/10
Channel: ALBERT MAHITATAN
Futuna Niutao/Sasa Vanuatu
Futuna Niutao/Sasa Vanuatu
Published: 2013/03/20
Channel: TakasiTamaFutuna
Vanuatu Glimpses of Futuna dancing & arts
Vanuatu Glimpses of Futuna dancing & arts
Published: 2010/04/29
Channel: vanuatu4you
Flight   Wallis and Futuna to Vanuatu via Noumea
Flight Wallis and Futuna to Vanuatu via Noumea
Published: 2012/12/13
Channel: Mark V
Danse traditionnelle de Futuna (Tafea) VANUATU  -  3rd National Arts Festival Port-Vila 2009
Danse traditionnelle de Futuna (Tafea) VANUATU - 3rd National Arts Festival Port-Vila 2009
Published: 2010/09/30
Channel: Töémîrî popai
Church on Futuna
Church on Futuna
Published: 2008/12/26
Channel: tukosmera
Imaraga First Singing Concert
Imaraga First Singing Concert
Published: 2015/08/24
Channel: HopeChannel Vanuatu
futuna vanuatu
futuna vanuatu
Published: 2010/11/07
Channel: didio59
Futuna Matua Sting Band (Incomplete, & shaky quality, sorry about that! :-( ).
Futuna Matua Sting Band (Incomplete, & shaky quality, sorry about that! :-( ).
Published: 2014/10/03
Channel: Chillion Matang
Futuna island  community displaying their culture and entertainment talents.
Futuna island community displaying their culture and entertainment talents.
Published: 2015/09/03
Channel: Gatama Oji
Futuna Life
Futuna Life
Published: 2008/12/26
Channel: tukosmera
Futuna Fatuana
Futuna Fatuana
Published: 2014/07/04
Channel: Carlos Noronha
Vanuatu - Last Virgin Islands Part 1.
Vanuatu - Last Virgin Islands Part 1.
Published: 2010/03/19
Channel: videopirate2010
Tuvalu Ukraine Ouganda Hongrie Uruguay Ouzbékistan Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnam Wallis et Futuna
Tuvalu Ukraine Ouganda Hongrie Uruguay Ouzbékistan Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnam Wallis et Futuna
Published: 2017/05/29
Channel: vsfvideoseofirst24374
First Adventist Baptism in Futuna
First Adventist Baptism in Futuna
Published: 2015/08/26
Channel: HopeChannel Vanuatu
Uruguai Uzbequistão Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnã Wallis e Futuna Yemen Zâmbia Zimbabwe TÓQUIO
Uruguai Uzbequistão Vanuatu Venezuela Vietnã Wallis e Futuna Yemen Zâmbia Zimbabwe TÓQUIO
Published: 2017/05/22
Channel: vsfvideoseofirst21930
Futuna Community welcomes Mr  Edward Nipake Natapei
Futuna Community welcomes Mr Edward Nipake Natapei
Published: 2015/08/11
Channel: Gatama Oji
Futuna Celebrates Light
Futuna Celebrates Light's Coming (2013)
Published: 2013/11/26
Channel: Ross Webb
Vanuatu - Last Virgin Islands Part 2
Vanuatu - Last Virgin Islands Part 2
Published: 2010/03/19
Channel: videopirate2010
Sebastien B & the Futuna Fatuana Dance Group - Rai TV Interview
Sebastien B & the Futuna Fatuana Dance Group - Rai TV Interview
Published: 2015/10/19
Channel: Nick Issachar
Tafutuna Sneak Peek
Tafutuna Sneak Peek
Published: 2014/05/30
Channel: Tafutuna Cultural Experience
Futuna Fatuana. du Vanuatu, dans la ville de Etain, France
Futuna Fatuana. du Vanuatu, dans la ville de Etain, France
Published: 2009/10/07
Channel: Daniel Barrientos
Vanuatu Tourism in TAFEA Province
Vanuatu Tourism in TAFEA Province
Published: 2010/02/28
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Futuna Dance
Futuna Dance
Published: 2008/12/26
Channel: tukosmera
Uganda Hungary Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela eVietnam Wallis and Futuna Yemen eZambia
Uganda Hungary Uruguay Uzbekistan Vanuatu Venezuela eVietnam Wallis and Futuna Yemen eZambia
Published: 2017/04/02
Channel: vsfvideoseofirst7818
Ηφαίστεια στα νησιά Βανουάτου - Volcanoes of Vanuatu - (HD) ~ YouTube
Ηφαίστεια στα νησιά Βανουάτου - Volcanoes of Vanuatu - (HD) ~ YouTube
Published: 2016/06/19
Channel: George Ioannidis
Pacific Documentation - Lost World of The Pacific - Polynesian Islands Documentary
Pacific Documentation - Lost World of The Pacific - Polynesian Islands Documentary
Published: 2015/02/28
Channel: MotleyVisions
Briefly Celebrating 25 December Christmas in Port Vila, Vanuatu
Briefly Celebrating 25 December Christmas in Port Vila, Vanuatu
Published: 2013/11/03
Channel: Gatama Oji
Island Girls: "Belles of the South Seas" 1944 Castle Films Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa...
Island Girls: "Belles of the South Seas" 1944 Castle Films Tahiti, New Zealand, Fiji, Samoa...
Published: 2012/10/23
Channel: Jeff Quitney
Vanuatu Dance
Vanuatu Dance
Published: 2013/09/17
Channel: eddieventures
A Vessel for the Vanua-tai
A Vessel for the Vanua-tai
Published: 2014/12/03
Channel: ISLAND REACH
Tsunami island warning. generated by 8.0 quake in South Pacific  2013
Tsunami island warning. generated by 8.0 quake in South Pacific 2013
Published: 2013/02/06
Channel: Engin Kelemençe
TBV News  - Late Edward N. Natapei Final Walkabout
TBV News - Late Edward N. Natapei Final Walkabout
Published: 2015/08/05
Channel: VBTC News & Current Affairs
TONGA TOURISM - The true south pacific heaven
TONGA TOURISM - The true south pacific heaven
Published: 2017/05/16
Channel: MrINCLUSIVEVACATIONS
Last Sermon Blo Late E N Natapei
Last Sermon Blo Late E N Natapei
Published: 2015/08/13
Channel: Gatama Oji
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Vanuatu
Published: 2010/08/23
Channel: vanuatu4you
World Flags - Oceania Countries
World Flags - Oceania Countries
Published: 2015/06/09
Channel: My General Knowledge
Pele Island, Vanuatu
Pele Island, Vanuatu
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Dragan Vujasinovic
PHILIPPINES - NYC Harvesters Teach STREET PREACHING @ Church - WORLD VISION DAY Trip
PHILIPPINES - NYC Harvesters Teach STREET PREACHING @ Church - WORLD VISION DAY Trip
Published: 2015/01/07
Channel: HarvestArmy
TANZANIA Thunders on WORLDWIDE VISION DAY 7.3.17
TANZANIA Thunders on WORLDWIDE VISION DAY 7.3.17
Published: 2017/07/03
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Shock, WOMEN Erupt! @ TIMES SQUARE July 2017
Shock, WOMEN Erupt! @ TIMES SQUARE July 2017
Published: 2017/07/06
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Published: 2015/01/03
Channel: Planetedge
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"GLOBAL OUTREACH DAY" struck Times Square NY with "WORLD VISION DAY" Harvesters 5.27.17
Published: 2017/05/28
Channel: HarvestArmy
Expo Milano 2015 : i "Futuna Fatuana" - Vanuatu
Expo Milano 2015 : i "Futuna Fatuana" - Vanuatu
Published: 2015/10/05
Channel: CiBi la prof
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Futuna
Geography
Location South Pacific Ocean
Coordinates 19°32′S 170°13′E / 19.533°S 170.217°E / -19.533; 170.217Coordinates: 19°32′S 170°13′E / 19.533°S 170.217°E / -19.533; 170.217
Archipelago Vanuatu
Area 11 km2 (4.2 sq mi)
Highest elevation 666 m (2,185 ft)
Highest point Tatafou
Administration
Province Tafea Province
Largest settlement Imounga
Demographics
Population 532 (2009)
Ethnic groups Melanesians

Futuna is an island in the Tafea province of Vanuatu. It is the easternmost island in the country.

Geography[edit]

Futuna island

It was formed by the uplift of an underwater volcano, which last erupted in the Pleistocene, at least 11,000 years ago. It reaches a height of 666 m. It is sometimes called West Futuna to distinguish it from Futuna Island, Wallis and Futuna, and also can be known Erronan by its island neighbour, Tanna. Although it is part of the Melanesian country of Vanuatu it is considered to be a Polynesian outlier.

History[edit]

Futuna is sometimes said to be the 'Gateway' to the gospel in Vanuatu, the first island where it's inhabitants accepted the gospel of Jesus Christ. During the late 1800s several missionaries lived on this island for the purpose of preaching the gospel to the natives, and in coordination with missionaries living on other neighbouring islands tried to introduce western living and influence for improvement of the well being of its people. Notable missionaries that have lived on this island are Rev. Joseph Copeland, and medical doctor John William Gunn.

Rev. Joseph Copeland had lived on the island for 10 years, from 1866, before he moved on to Tanna. Dr. William Gunn had lived on the island from 1883-1917. He is more well known to the local Futunese, as he had made a bigger impact to the establishments of churches around the island, and had brought many to be converted and baptised. He has also made significant contributions to the translation of bible and hymns[1] from English to the Futunese language, and documented many Futunese customs and cultural practices in his book "The Gospel in Futuna[2]".

Population[edit]

The island has a population of 535 according to the 2009 census.[3] There are currently 5 main villages on Futuna Island:

  • Iasoa
  • Ipao
  • Matangi (Consists of Iraro, Marae, Itavai and Iakana)
  • Ihsia
  • Imounga

The main village is Imounga, in the northwest. Ipao, in the northeast, is just west of the airport. The island has ten regions: Iraro, Itapapa, Itapasiesi, Matangi, Matowei, Nabao, Nariari, Rakaoroa, Serinao, and Tchinaroa.

The island also have several Futunese diaspora communities living in other islands such as main island Efate, Tanna, Aneityum and Espiritu Santo.

Transportation[edit]

The island is served by its only domestic airport, Futuna Airport.

Education[edit]

The island has a school located in the village of Ihsia. Previously known as Ihsia Secondary School, the school changed its name in 2015 to Edward Nipake Natapei Memorial School[4] in honor of famous politician, Edward Nipake Natapei.

The school offers education from Year 1 to Year 7 as part of its primary school education; and Year 8 to Year 10 as part of its secondary.

Music[edit]

The inhabitants of the island have a style of hymn singing, established by 19th century missionaries, which is distinctive among Pacific islands.[5] Futuna has a rich history in 'kastom songs', traditional songs that have been passed down from generation to generation. These songs may contain stories of real persons, events or myths.

There are also several Gospel Music group that have made successful releases into the Pacific music industry. Some of the notable music groups and solo artists are:

  • Fatuana Mahtua
  • Fatumanu
  • Transformation Singers[6]

Notable People[edit]

The following is a list of notable people residents of or born in Futuna:

See also[edit]

References[edit]


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