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Territorial Disputes and Cultural Accommodations in Vanuatu

By Martin W. Lewis | June 30, 2010 | 2 Comments

Melanesia, as we have seen, is culturally varied. Global linguistic diversity probably reaches its extreme in the highlands of New Guinea, but Vanuatu contends for the title. Its 243,000 people speak 113 indigenous languages. According to the Wikipedia, its “density of languages, per capita, is the highest of any nation in the world, with an

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