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Where do the Kanak live?
Kanak are the indigenous Melanesian inhabitants of New Caledonia, an overseas collectivity of France in the southwest Pacific. According to the 2014 census, they make up 39.1% of the total population with around 104,000 people. Religion is an important aspect of Kanaks' life. Kanaks attend the Catholic Church in Nouméa. and they form nearly 50% of the population of Catholics in New Caledonia, next only to the Europeans.
What is the name of the capital city of Palau?
Ngerulmud is the seat of government of the Republic of Palau, an island nation in the Pacific Ocean. It replaced Koror City, Palau's largest city, as capital in 2006.
Which mineral is called by the Maori pounamu?
Pounamu refers to several types of hard, durable and highly valued nephrite jade, bowenite, or serpentinite stone found in southern New Zealand. Pounamu plays a very important role in Māori culture. It is considered a taonga (treasure) and therefore protected under the Treaty of Waitangi.
Where does manuka honey originate from?
Manuka honey comes from bees that pollinate Leptospermum scoparium, or the manuka bush, which grows predominantly in New Zealand and also in Australia. Other species of this bush grow all over the world, but do not produce the flowers bees need in order to produce manuka honey.
What is the largest island in Fiji?
Viti Levu is the biggest island in Fiji and houses more than 600,000 people. The Fijian capital is also found on the island. The island has developed into its present form through a series of geographical events where it was submerged in the sea and buried under massive amounts of lava and volcanic materials. Unique insects such as the Giant Fijian long-horned beetle are only found in this island.
What is the only country in the world located over all four hemispheres?
Kiribati is a sovereign state in the central Pacific Ocean. It consists of 32 atolls and one island scattered over all four hemispheres in an expanse of ocean equivalent in size to the continental United States.
Where did the battle for Guadalcanal take place, from which the US offensive began?
on the Solomon Islands
in the Marshall Islands
The Guadalcanal Campaign, also known as the Battle of Guadalcanal and codenamed Operation Watchtower was a military campaign fought between 7 August 1942 and 9 February 1943 on and around the island of Guadalcanal in the Pacific theater of World War II. It was the first major offensive by Allied forces against the Empire of Japan.
This is a warrior from ...
Tamil Nadu, India
Samoa, Pacific Ocean
The warrior carries a weapon called Nifo'oti, typical to the area. It's a mixture of a traditional weapon used in Oceania with an agricultural tool imported by Europeans.
What is the second largest city in Australia, after Sydney?
The four largest cities in Australia are Sydney (4.6 million), Melbourne (4.2 million), Brisbane (2.2 million) and Perth (1.9 million).
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