|Adjacent bodies of water||Solomon Sea|
|Area||39.14 km2 (15.11 sq mi)|
|Highest elevation||213 m (699 ft)|
|Highest point||Mount Deboyne|
|LLG ||Louisiade Rural Local Level Government Area|
|Island Group||Deboyne Islands|
|Largest settlement||Bwaganati (pop. 500)|
|Pop. density||69/km2 (179/sq mi)|
|Ethnic groups||Papauans, Austronesians, Melanesians.|
They are located 13 km (8 mi) from Misima and 5 km (3 mi) from the Torlesse Islands. Islands in the Deboyne Islands include Panaeati (the northernmost), Panapompom, Nivani, Pana Uya Wana, Rara, Losai, Nibub and Passage Island.
The Deboyne Islands were discovered in 1793 by Antoine Bruni d'Entrecasteaux. He named the islands after Pierre Étienne Bourgeois de Boynes, who was the Marine and Colonial Minister of France at that time. During World War II, the islands were used as a seaplane outpost by the Imperial Japanese Navy, from 5–12 May 1942.
The settlements in the main island Panaeati are all located on the south coast of the island, facing the lagoon. the language spoken on the islands is Misima-Paneati language.
Nivani, the small island south of Panapompom, has a small vocational school and slipway. Yachts are regular visitors to the Louisiade Archipelago. Nivani is a favorite anchorage for these yachts, with averages of about 15 yachts a year. A small ecotourist resort was recently built at Nivani that would respect the environment, yet provide business opportunities for the population of Panapompom community. The resort is a success especially with yachtsman, divers and film crews.
- Prostar Sailing Directions 2004 New Guinea Enroute, p. 168
- "LLG map" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2010-08-11. Retrieved 2016-03-11.
- HIJMS TATSUTA: Tabular Record of Movement
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