a volcanic island in the Vanuatu island chain, in the South Pacific. 300 sq. mi. (780 sq. km).
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most important island of Vanuatu, in the southwestern Pacific Ocean. Volcanic in origin, it occupies an area of 353 sq mi (915 sq km), and its highest peak is Mt. Macdonald, 2,123 ft (647 m). Its terrain is rugged and covered by tropical rain forest, nurtured by its warm and humid climate

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