Ambae is now empty of people. The island’s population Read the rest of this entry »
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This is a segment of a long story that explains the formation of Ambae told by Vanuatu Cultural Centre fieldworker James Ngwero, from the Ndui Ndui area of West Ambae. Tagaro is the deity traditionally considered to be responsible for creating the island of Ambae. The story is taken from the Vanuatu National History Curriculum textbook Histri blong Yumi long Vanuatu (Volume 1, p. 3).
Ambae aelan long fastaem hem i ston nomo. Nao Tagaro i sanem tufala man i kam daon i talem long tufala se, “Yutufala i go daon. Yu lukluk long ples daon.” Tufala man ia nem blong tufala i Vavarai Aho wetem Ngwera Kandiri. Taem tufala i kam daon i luk, be olgeta ples i ston nomo.
Ambae island was originally just bare rock. Then Tagaro created Read the rest of this entry »
Awareness sessions have been taking place across Ambae to discuss how the evacuation of Ambae’s 11,000+ people —4% of Vanuatu’s total population– will Read the rest of this entry »