Wuvulu Island
Wuvulu Island is part of the Western Islands
Western Islands, Papua New Guinea
The Western Islands are a group of islands in the Bismarck Archipelago, part of Papua New Guinea, off the northeastern coast of New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean.Islands:* Aua Island* Hermit Islands* Kaniet Islands * Sae Island...

 of the Bismarck Archipelago
Bismarck Archipelago
The Bismarck Archipelago is a group of islands off the northeastern coast of New Guinea in the western Pacific Ocean and is part of the Islands Region of Papua New Guinea.-History:...

 in the western Pacific Ocean
Pacific Ocean
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, part of Manus Province
Manus Province
Manus Province is the smallest province in Papua New Guinea with a land area of 2,100 km², but with more than 220,000 km² of water. The capital of the province is Lorengau and the total population is 43,387 ....

, Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea
Papua New Guinea , officially the Independent State of Papua New Guinea, is a country in Oceania, occupying the eastern half of the island of New Guinea and numerous offshore islands...

. It is the westernmost island of the thirteen island groups that make up island chain in the archipelago
An archipelago , sometimes called an island group, is a chain or cluster of islands. The word archipelago is derived from the Greek ἄρχι- – arkhi- and πέλαγος – pélagos through the Italian arcipelago...

. It is an island of volcanic origin encircled by a coral reef
Coral reef
Coral reefs are underwater structures made from calcium carbonate secreted by corals. Coral reefs are colonies of tiny living animals found in marine waters that contain few nutrients. Most coral reefs are built from stony corals, which in turn consist of polyps that cluster in groups. The polyps...

 with a maximum height of three meters (10 feet) above sea level.

The people living on the island speak the Wuvulu-Aua language
Wuvulu-Aua language
The Wuvulu-Aua language is one of three Western Admiralty Islands languages, the other two being Seimat and the extinct Kaniet. The language is spoken on Wuvulu and Aua Islands by approximately 1500 people in the Manus Province of Papua New Guinea....

, a Western Admiralty Islands language, which is of Austronesian stock
Austronesian languages
The Austronesian languages are a language family widely dispersed throughout the islands of Southeast Asia and the Pacific, with a few members spoken on continental Asia that are spoken by about 386 million people. It is on par with Indo-European, Niger-Congo, Afroasiatic and Uralic as one of the...


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