Melanesia

melanesia islands

Melanesia islands region include the four countries of Vanuatu, the Solomon Islands, Fiji, and Papua New Guinea.It is a subregion of Oceania extending from New Guinea island in the southwestern Pacific Ocean to the Arafura Sea, and eastward to Fiji.

Melanesia Greek meaning is “black islands”. It consists of 2,000 islands with a total land area of about 386,000 square miles and is home to about 12 million people. The term “Melanesia” was first used by Jules Dumont d’Urville in 1832 to denote an ethnic and geographical grouping of islands distinct from Polynesia and Micronesia.

Melanesia’s 2,000 islands and total land area of about 386,000 square miles (one million square kilometers) is home to about 12 million people. The climate of Melanesia is tropically humid. The vegetation comprises forest and jungle, providing resources, shelter, and seclusion for inland tribes.

Melanesians used the bow and arrow in hunting and fighting and practiced head-hunting as a tradition of stealthy raiding to secure proof of manhood. Tattooing is practiced throughout Oceania but scarification, the raising of great scars, keloids as marks of age or social status, is a Papuan custom.

 

Melanesia islands
Melanesia islands

 

MELANESIA ISLANDS

  • Fiji
  •  Papua New Guinea
  • Solomon Islands
  • Vanuatu
  • New Caledonia (France)
  • West Papua & Papua(Indonesia)
  • Norfolk Island (Australia)

 

MAJOR CITIES

  •  NOUMEAMELANESIA ISLANDS
  •  SUVAMELANESIA ISLANDS
  •  JAYAPURAMELANESIA ISLANDS
  •  HONIARAMELANESIA ISLANDS
  •  PORT VILAMELANESIA ISLANDS
  •  MOUNT HAGENMELANESIA ISLANDS

 

TOP EXPERIENCES

  •  PULAU WAYAG ISLmelanesia islands
  •  REPUBLIC OF VANUATUmelanesia islands
  •  ROUNA FALLSmelanesia islands
  •  MAROVO LAGOONmelanesia islands

 

  •  TORRES STRAIT ISLmelanesia islands
  •  PETROGLYPHmelanesia islands
  •  NUSA ROVIANA SHRINEmelanesia islands
  •  NAVALA VILLAGEmelanesia islands





LANGUAGES

The official language is French, and it is difficult to find English speakers outside of Noumea. In Noumea, French, English, and Japanese are widely spoken at hotels, restaurants, and shops. To enjoy a place like this, you should really endeavor to learn some French.The islands are home to more than 120 indigenous Melanesian languages, with most citizens speaking the local Melanesian Pidgin as a lingua franca. English is the official language but spoken by only 1 or 2% of the population.

 

EXPLORE

  • Snorkeling, diving, windsurfing.
  • Relaxing, tanning, and generally doing nothing.
  • Eating French and local cuisine.
  • Hiking, camping.
  • Yacht charter in  New Caledonia.

 

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