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Malakula is an island of the New Hebrides and the second largest island in the island nation of Vanuatu.


There live about 20,000 people on Malakula. It is separated by the Bougainville Strait of Espiritu Santo and Malo. In the northeast of the island are several islands, including Vao, Atchin, Wala, Rano, Norsup, with the largest coconut plantation in the Republic of Vanuatu, as well as Uripiv and Uri.

Lakatoro, capital of the province Malampa, is the largest settlement on the island and lies to the east of the island.

The highest point of the island, Mt Liambele, located at 879 meters above the sea.


In the years 1914 and 1915, the British anthropologist John Layard lived on the Malakula small offshore islands. He brought from his field research on 400 photographic plates and wax cylinders with audio recordings with. Originals and copies of the documents are in the Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, University of Cambridge.


In addition to the creole Bislama still over 20 different, distinct languages ​​are spoken in Malakula and the islands.