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    Vanuatu People - 1989

      Population: 159,830 (July 1989), growth rate 3.2% (1989)

      Birth rate: 38 births/1,000 population (1989)

      Death rate: 5 deaths/1,000 population (1989)

      Net migration rate: 0 migrants/1,000 population (1989)

      Infant mortality rate: 37 deaths/1,000 live births (1989)

      Life expectancy at birth: 67 years male, 71 years female (1989)

      Total fertility rate: 5.6 children born/woman (1989)

      Nationality: noun--Vanuatuan(s); adjective--Vanuatuan

      Ethnic divisions: 94% indigenous Melanesian, 4% French, remainder Vietnamese, Chinese, and various Pacific Islanders

      Religion: most at least nominally Christian

      Language: English and French (official); pidgin (known as Bislama or Bichelama)

      Literacy: 10-20% (est.)

      Labor force: NA

      Organized labor: 7 registered trade unions--largest include Oil and Gas Workers' Union, Vanuatu Airline Workers' Union

      NOTE: The information regarding Vanuatu on this page is re-published from the 1989 World Fact Book of the United States Central Intelligence Agency. No claims are made regarding the accuracy of Vanuatu People 1989 information contained here. All suggestions for corrections of any errors about Vanuatu People 1989 should be addressed to the CIA.

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