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Vanuatu - Futuna island
Vanuatu - Futuna island
Published: 2010/03/18
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Futuna Island (Vanuatu) Transformation singers
Futuna Island (Vanuatu) Transformation singers
Published: 2015/08/16
Channel: Jelson Naparau
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
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
Futuna Niutao/Sasa Vanuatu
Futuna Niutao/Sasa Vanuatu
Published: 2013/03/20
Channel: TakasiTamaFutuna
FUTUNA, the magnificent Catholic Churches (Wallis and Futuna, Pacific Ocean)
FUTUNA, the magnificent Catholic Churches (Wallis and Futuna, Pacific Ocean)
Published: 2015/10/25
Channel: Vic Stefanu - World Travels and Adventures
Futuna Life
Futuna Life
Published: 2008/12/26
Channel: tukosmera
FUTUNA ISLAND 🇼🇫 The last kingdoms
FUTUNA ISLAND 🇼🇫 The last kingdoms
Published: 2017/07/08
Channel: Ben Designs
Futuna Transit
Futuna Transit
Published: 2008/12/26
Channel: tukosmera
Futuna Island, Vanuatu
Futuna Island, Vanuatu
Published: 2016/08/06
Channel: WikiWikiup
Umu - tradiční příprava jídla | Traditional umu, Kaleveleve on Futuna island
Umu - tradiční příprava jídla | Traditional umu, Kaleveleve on Futuna island
Published: 2009/09/17
Channel: Dominik Maximilián Ramík
Futuna - přílet z Wallisu | Flying to Futuna Island (from Wallis)
Futuna - přílet z Wallisu | Flying to Futuna Island (from Wallis)
Published: 2009/05/26
Channel: Dominik Maximilián Ramík
Futuna Fatuana
Futuna Fatuana
Published: 2014/07/04
Channel: Carlos Noronha
Nguna Island Vanuatu
Nguna Island Vanuatu
Published: 2008/06/10
Channel: peleisland
Church on Futuna
Church on Futuna
Published: 2008/12/26
Channel: tukosmera
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
Ambrym Island Vanuatu 2016
Ambrym Island Vanuatu 2016
Published: 2016/12/10
Channel: ALBERT MAHITATAN
vanuatu island life from Port Patrick village Aneityum island
vanuatu island life from Port Patrick village Aneityum island
Published: 2015/01/29
Channel: joel Tallis
Underwater Post Office - Hideaway Island, Vanuatu
Underwater Post Office - Hideaway Island, Vanuatu
Published: 2014/07/23
Channel: Eva Lacuna
futuna vanuatu
futuna vanuatu
Published: 2010/11/07
Channel: didio59
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
First Adventist Baptism in Futuna
First Adventist Baptism in Futuna
Published: 2015/08/26
Channel: HopeChannel Vanuatu
Vanuatu Tourism in TAFEA Province
Vanuatu Tourism in TAFEA Province
Published: 2010/02/28
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
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
Aoba Island - vanuatu
Aoba Island - vanuatu
Published: 2015/06/21
Channel: Joseph Toara
Vanuatu Glimpses of Futuna dancing & arts
Vanuatu Glimpses of Futuna dancing & arts
Published: 2010/04/29
Channel: vanuatu4you
Vanuatu - Last Virgin Islands Part 1.
Vanuatu - Last Virgin Islands Part 1.
Published: 2010/03/19
Channel: videopirate2010
Vanuatu - Aneityum Island
Vanuatu - Aneityum Island
Published: 2010/03/18
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Vanuatu Epi Island
Vanuatu Epi Island
Published: 2010/07/11
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Vanuatu Sheperds Islands
Vanuatu Sheperds Islands
Published: 2010/07/11
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Futuna Community welcomes Mr  Edward Nipake Natapei
Futuna Community welcomes Mr Edward Nipake Natapei
Published: 2015/08/11
Channel: Gatama Oji
EXPO MILANO 2015 - Vanuatu - Gruppo folcloristico "Futuna Fatuana"
EXPO MILANO 2015 - Vanuatu - Gruppo folcloristico "Futuna Fatuana"
Published: 2015/10/09
Channel: FabioBarbalini
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
Vanuatu - Aniwa island
Vanuatu - Aniwa island
Published: 2010/03/18
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Futuna Dance
Futuna Dance
Published: 2008/12/26
Channel: tukosmera
Vanuatu Dance
Vanuatu Dance
Published: 2013/09/17
Channel: eddieventures
Vanuatu - Tanna island  - part 1
Vanuatu - Tanna island - part 1
Published: 2010/03/18
Channel: Tropical Sailing Life
Vanuatu - Last Virgin Islands Part 2
Vanuatu - Last Virgin Islands Part 2
Published: 2010/03/19
Channel: videopirate2010
futuna vanuatu
futuna vanuatu
Published: 2010/12/04
Channel: didio59
Futuna Celebrates Light
Futuna Celebrates Light's Coming (2013)
Published: 2013/11/26
Channel: Ross Webb
Expo Milano 2015 : i "Futuna Fatuana" - Vanuatu
Expo Milano 2015 : i "Futuna Fatuana" - Vanuatu
Published: 2015/10/05
Channel: CiBi la prof
Vanuatu Aneityum Island
Vanuatu Aneityum Island
Published: 2010/06/04
Channel: vanuatu4you
Vanuatu - Futuna Fatuana - Expo Milano 2015
Vanuatu - Futuna Fatuana - Expo Milano 2015
Published: 2015/10/10
Channel: CiBi la prof
festival dei Cuori Tarcento 2009 - Futuna Fatuana Cultural Group 2-VANUATU.mpg
festival dei Cuori Tarcento 2009 - Futuna Fatuana Cultural Group 2-VANUATU.mpg
Published: 2009/08/29
Channel: Rudolf Steiner
Imaraga First Singing Concert
Imaraga First Singing Concert
Published: 2015/08/24
Channel: HopeChannel Vanuatu
Pele Island, Vanuatu
Pele Island, Vanuatu
Published: 2017/02/22
Channel: Dragan Vujasinovic
Tafutuna Sneak Peek
Tafutuna Sneak Peek
Published: 2014/05/30
Channel: Tafutuna Cultural Experience
World Flags - Oceania Countries
World Flags - Oceania Countries
Published: 2015/06/09
Channel: My General Knowledge
210AT/DX- Futuna Island (OC-118)
210AT/DX- Futuna Island (OC-118)
Published: 2012/03/13
Channel: Sean Christensen
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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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