Country: Vanuatu
Photographer: BANYU by Frederike Andrée Wiltens
Nguna Island is an outer island off the north coast of Efate, Vanuatu in Undine Bay. The island is bisected by two extinct volcano craters, the highest of which is the peak of Mount Taputoara at 593 meters tall. The population consists of only 1300 people spread across 13 villages. Although they live very basic, their hospitality and friendliness is infinite. Ni-Vanuatu is a demonym used to refer to all Melanesian ethnicities originating in Vanuatu. It also refers, more generally, to nationals and citizens of Vanuatu, whatever their ethnicity