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LocationPacific Ocean
Coordinates16°5′0″S 167°27′0″E / 16.08333°S 167.45000°E / -16.08333; 167.45000Coordinates: 16°5′0″S 167°27′0″E / 16.08333°S 167.45000°E / -16.08333; 167.45000
Highest elevation8 m (26 ft)
ProvinceMalampa Province
Population351 (2015)
Ethnic groupsNone

Uripiv Island is a small inhabitated island in Malampa Province of Vanuatu in the Pacific Ocean.[1] Uripiv lies off the north coast of Malekula Island.[2] The estimated terrain elevation above the sea level is some 8 meters.[3]


As of 2015, the official local population was 351 people in 76 households.[4] Local people speak Uripiv language, a dialect of the language spoken on the north-east coast of Malakula. The language is referred to as Northeast Malakula or Uripiv-Wala-Rano-Atchin, and is spoken on the islands of Uripiv, Wala, Rano, and Atchin and on the mainland opposite to these islands.


  1. ^ "Uri and Uripiv Islands, Malekula". Positive Earth. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  2. ^ "URIPIV ISLAND, LIFE WITHOUT ELECTRICITY, ROADS OR INTERNET". The Lost Passport. 4 October 2018. Retrieved 6 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Uripiv". Elevation Map. Retrieved 8 August 2018.
  4. ^ "2015 Vanuatu National Population and Households Projections by Province and Islands" (PDF). Vanuatu National Statistics Office. Retrieved 6 August 2018.