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New Caledonia Country Overview

History The western Pacific Ocean was populated 50,000 years ago. Then the Austronesians came to the area. The various groups of people who settled in the Melanesian archipelagos are known as Lapita. These arrived in New Caledonia and the Loyalty Islands around 1,500 BC. The Lapita were skilled navigators and farmers and influenced much of this area… Read More »