A History In Brief
Vanuatu has a deep history culturally and historically. Vanuatu was first discovered in 1606 by a Pedro Fernandes de Queiros of Portugal working under the Spanish Crown. In 1768, Louis Antonie de Bougainville, A French Admiral & explorer returned in rediscovering the islands and 6 years later by Captain James Cook in 1774 who renamed the Islands, the New Hebrides.
The indigenous people of Vanuatu are Melanesian who I have found kind and warm hearted in welcoming you to their country. It’s without a doubt Vanuatu was voted as one the happiest place to visit by Lonely Planet. Their native language is Bislama, a mix predominately of the English vocabulary and part French as Vanuatu prior to gaining independence was governed by the England & France from 1906 for 74 years prior to Vanuatu gaining independence on 30th July 1980.