Islam in Vanuatu

Islam in Vanuatu

Islam in Vanuatu is practised by about 200 members of the small island nation of Vanuatu in Oceania. [Cite news | url = http://www.abc.net.au/foreign/content/2005/s1313695.htm | title = Vanuatu - Island Dress | date = 2005-02-15 | accessdate = 2007-05-26 | work = Australian Broadcasting Corporation]

History

One of the earliest known Muslims in Vanuatu was Hussein Nabanga, who converted in 1978. Hussein Nabanga was a member of the Mele people and other Mele people (who originated on the Dinny Island of Imere Tenuku) were the earliest to follow. Now there are Muslims throughout many other islands in Vanuatu. The first mosque in Vanuatu was established in 1992. Islam is growing rapidly in the country. [cite web |author=Boehane, Ben |title=Islam Is Spreading In Melanesia |publisher=Muslim Village Australia |date=2007-06-29 |work=Pacific Magazine |url=http://forums.muslimvillage.net/index.php?showtopic=35788&mode=threaded |accessdate=2007-10-22 ]

Notes

External links

* [http://atheism.about.com/library/irf/irf04/blirf_vanuatu.htm International Religious Freedom Report 2004]


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