Banks Islands
geographical name islands SW Pacific N of Vanuatu population 5521

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Banks Islands —   [ bæȖks aɪləndz], nördliche Inselgruppe der Neuen Hebriden (Vanuatu), zum Teil vulkanisch; etwa 4 000 polynesische Bewohner, die von Kokospalmenkulturen (Kopra) und Kaffeeanbau leben …   Universal-Lexikon

  • Banks Islands — The Banks Islands (or Îles Banks) are a group of islands in northern Vanuatu. Together with the Torres Islands to the northwest, they make up the northernmost province of Torba. The group lies about 40 km north of Maewo, and includes Gaua and… …   Wikipedia

  • Banks Islands — ▪ islands, Vanuatu       volcanic group in northern Vanuatu, southwestern Pacific Ocean. The group includes the islands of Vanua Lava, Santa Maria (Gaua), Mota, and Mota Lava, as well as numerous islets. The Portuguese navigator Pedro Fernández… …   Universalium

  • Northeast Vanuatu-Banks Islands languages — The family of Northeast Vanuatu Banks Islands languages is a subgroup of the North and Central Vanuatu languages. It consists of almost 80 languages.Components*Central Vanuatu languages **Eton **Lelepa **Namakura **North Efate **South Efate *East …   Wikipedia

  • Banks Island (British Columbia) — Banks Island is an island on the coast of the Canadian province of British Columbia. It is located south of Prince Rupert, on Hecate Strait directly east of the Queen Charlotte Islands. To the east of Banks Island is Pitt Island and McCauley… …   Wikipedia

  • Banks Island — Banks Island, 1) Insel im Stillen Ocean, zum britischen NAmerika gehörig; 2) Banks Islands, Inselgruppe, aus 17 kleinen Inseln bestehend, im Stillen Ocean; 3) Inselgruppe in Süd Australien, in Spencers Golf …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Islands of Vanuatu — This is a list of the islands by province, largely from north to south, subdivided by archipelago when appropriate. Vanuatu is usually said to contain 83 islands. *Torba Province **Torres Islands ***Hiw ***Metoma ***Tegua ***Nmwel (uninhabited)… …   Wikipedia

  • Banks Peninsula — is in the Canterbury region on the east coast of the South Island of New Zealand, partly surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, and adjacent to the largest city in the South Island, Christchurch. The peninsula has a land area of approximately 1,000 km² …   Wikipedia

  • Banks — is the plural of bank, a financial institution; see bank (disambiguation) for other uses and for a list of specific companies.Placenames* Banks, Australian Capital Territory, a suburb of Canberra, Australia, named after Sir Joseph Banks * Banks,… …   Wikipedia

  • Banks-Inseln (Vanuatu) — Banks Inseln Topographische Karte der Banks Inseln Gewässer Pazifischer Ozean …   Deutsch Wikipedia

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