Vatu


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Vatu

The currency of Vanuatu. It was introduced when Vanuatu became independent in 1982, replacing the New Hebrides franc and the Australian dollar. It has no subdivisions; as a result, large transactions are sometimes quoted in "dollars," though the currency has no current relationship to the Australian dollar.
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ISLAND/village Classification Site (Polynesian-based/ unique cases) VANUA LEVU Dawara PN Vola Creek Vatukuca PN Vatu vola vola na vu (Figure 2) Dakuniba UN Dakuniba (Figure 4) Nailou PN Qaravonu (Figure 3) TAVEUNI Welagi PN Loaloa Point (Figure 2) PN Taveuni Palms (Figure 2) Navakawau UN Vatutabataba VITI LEVU Sewene UN Tatuba Cave (Figure 5) PN Magere (Figure 3) Voua, Nadroga PN (Figure 6) MOTURIKI Uluibau PN Vatu vola (Figure 2) Uluibau Wawa Menawai O VALAU Rukuruku Bay Lovoni UN Dedevolevu (Figure 7) BEQA PN Vadramata (Figure 3) PN Rukunawai ISLAND/village Type (size) VANUA LEVU Dawara Outcrop (2.
This can often be signalled by the necessity to give both pigs/pandanus textiles/shells/stones and vatu together.
For all others, the local chiefs have set the price at 40,000 vatu.
As well as 40,000 vatu, the groom's side provided enormous amounts of uncooked taro and planting material, household utensils, and an unopened helicona leaf as a sign of peace.
Extract from the decision of the civil division of the Port Vila Tribunal, rendered 10 July 1992 in the Re the Nagol Jump, Assal & Vatu v The Council of Chiefs of Santo case.
Before independence, a tourist had to pay 3700 Vatus (VT) to attend the Nagol.
The average on Ambrym is often lower than the national standard of 80 000 vatu.
The envelope given had contained the bride price, which I later heard had been somewhere near to 200 000 vatu, in cash.
15] The ambiguity regarding the heritability by women, of huihui contributions made by their husbands or siblings, as shown in the Tapuru and Vatu Tuguru (Foale 1997, in press) examples, raises interesting matters.
In the Vatu Tuguru case, X contributed towards an acquisition along with several of his mother's brothers.
Despite a mild appreciation of the vatu in recent months, staff assessment indicates that the real effective exchange rate remains broadly in line with fundamentals.