Definitions

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  • n. Citizen of Vanuatu, regardless of specific ethnic group (but usually referring to native Melanesians)

Etymologies

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From Bislama ni-Vanuatu, from French Vanuatu ("from Vanuatu").

Examples

  • Efforts to raise productive capacity will centre on agriculture and the tourism sector by providing income-generation and employment opportunities for ni-Vanuatu, particularly young people.

    New Aid Agreement between Australia and Vanuatu

  • We had with us a young ni-Vanuatu police officer, Glen Mahina.

    Operation Helpem Fren: Biketawa's First Success

  • Noumea for ni-Vanuatu students studying in New Caledonia under French and

    Australia-france Aid Cooperation in the Pacific

  • To date, almost 2500 ni-Vanuatu have taken advantage of the RSE scheme.

    NZ On Screen

  • "The new system will contribute to greater security in the Pacific by both reducing the potential for fraud and identity crime, and helping ni-Vanuatu take advantage of economic opportunities overseas, like New Zealand's Recognised Seasonal Employer scheme," says Mr

    NZ On Screen

  • Immigration Department director Major Nemani Vuniwaqa said three of the six were Papua New Guineans, two ni-Vanuatu and a Solomon Islander.

    Fiji Times Online - Local News

  • The national Council of Chiefs, called the Malvatu Mauri and elected by district councils of chiefs, advises the government on all matters concerning ni-Vanuatu culture and language.

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  • Christianity has had a profound influence on ni-Vanuatu society, and an estimated 90\% of the population is affiliated with one of the Christian denominations.

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  • Approximately 2,000 ni-Vanuatu live and work in New Caledonia.

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  • Currently, only a limited number of ni-Vanuatu are involved in fishing, while foreign fleets exploit this potential.

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