is an island in the Tafea
province of Vanuatu
. It is the easternmost island in the country. It was formed by the uplift of an underwater volcano, which last erupted in the Pleistocene
, at least 11,000 years ago. It reaches a height of 666 m. It is sometimes called West Futuna
to distinguish it from Futuna Island, Wallis and Futuna
. It is a Polynesian outlier
It has ten regions: Iraro, Itapapa, Itapasiesi, Matangi, Matowei, Nabao, Nariari, Rakaoroa, Serinao, and Tchinaroa.
The inhabitants of the island have a style of hymn singing, established by 19th century missionaries, which is distinctive among Pacific islands.