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Vanuatu History

The first Europeans joined the archipelago in 1606, when Portuguese sailor Pedro Fernandes de Quiros established a short-lived colony on the island of Espíritu Santo. More thorough explored the area was only later, in 1768 by Louis Antoine de Bougainville and in 1774 by James Cook who gave the archipelago the name New Hebrides (New… Read More »