New Hebrides

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New Hebrides

New Hebrides

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(Placename) the former name (until 1980) of Vanuatu

Va•nu•a•tu

(ˌvɑ nuˈɑ tu)

n.
a republic consisting of a group of islands in the SW Pacific, W of Fiji: formerly under joint British and French administration; gained independence in 1980. 189,036; ab. 4707 sq. mi. (12,190 sq. km). Cap.: Vila. Formerly, New Hebrides.
Va`nu•a′tu•an, adj., n.
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Noun1.New Hebrides - a volcanic island republic in MelanesiaNew Hebrides - a volcanic island republic in Melanesia; independent since 1980
Melanesia - the islands in the southwestern part of Oceania
capital of Vanuatu, Port Vila, Vila - capital of Vanuatu
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Until 1980 Vanuatu was known as the New Hebrides, despite bearing no resemblance whatsoever to the Scottish originals, and was that rarest of colonial hybrids: an Anglo-French condominium (no, not an apartment) with two sets of administrators, speaking two different languages, and a similar choice of laws.
On his return, he saw Samuel and gave him a plan for an Anglo-French condominium for Palestine with Britain guaranteeing a charter for the Zionists.
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