Hwanghe Tribe on the ouvea island in the Loyalty islands..Ouvéa (local pronunciation: [u've.a]) is a commune in the Loyalty Islands Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The settlement of Fayaoué [fa'jawe], on Ouvéa Island, is the administrative centre of the commune of Ouvéa..Ouvéa is made up of Ouvéa Island, the smaller Mouli Island and Faiava Island, and several islets around these three islands. All these lie among the Loyalty Islands, to the northeast of New Caledonia's mainland..Ouvéa Island is one of the Loyalty Islands, in the archipelago of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The island is part of the commune (municipality) of Ouvéa, in the Islands Province of New Caledonia..The crescent-shaped island, which belongs to a larger atoll, is 50 km (30 miles) long and 7 km (4.5 miles) wide. It lies northeast of Grande Terre, New Caledonia's mainland..Ouvéa is home to around 3,000 people that are organized into tribes divided into Polenesian, Melanesian and Walisian by ethnic descend. The Iaai language is spoken on the island..The two native languages of Ouvéa are the Melanesian Iaai and the Polynesian Faga Uvea, which is the only Polynesian language that has taken root in New Caledonia. Speakers of Faga Uvea have fully integrated into the Kanak society, and consider themselves Kanak..Ouvéa has rich marine resources and is home to many sea turtles, species of fish, coral as well as a native parrot, the Uvea Parakeet, that can only be found on the island of Ouvéa..A large crustacaen called a "coconut crab" or crabe de cocotier can also be found on the islands. The large crabs live in palm tree plantations and live solely on a diet of coconuts that they crack open with their powerful claws. They are blue in colour and can grow to several kilos in size. They are a land based species and do not venture into the ocean..Ouvéa is also home to trophy Bonefish that inhabit the nutrient rich "flats

Hwanghe Tribe on the ouvea island in the Loyalty islands..Ouvéa (local pronunciation: [u've.a]) is a commune in the Loyalty Islands Province of New Caledonia, an overseas territory of France in the Pacific Ocean. The settlement of Fayaoué [fa'jawe], on Ouvéa Island, is the administrative centre of the commune of Ouvéa..Ouvéa is made up of Ouvéa Island, the smaller Mouli Island and Faiava Island, and several islets around these three islands. All these...
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