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Yaohnanen is located in Vanuatu
Location in Vanuatu
Coordinates: 19°33′S 169°20′E / 19.550°S 169.333°E / -19.550; 169.333Coordinates: 19°33′S 169°20′E / 19.550°S 169.333°E / -19.550; 169.333
Country  Vanuatu
Province Tafea Province
Island Tanna
Time zone VUT (UTC+11)
Yaohnanen Tribesmen Show Pictures of 2007 Visit with Prince Philip, photo by Christopher Hogue Thompson.
Two Yaohnanen Tribesmen, photo by Christopher Hogue Thompson.
Yaohnanen Women Weaving and Nursing Their Children, photo by Christopher Hogue Thompson.
Yaohnanen Women Cooking While Watching Their Children, photo by Christopher Hogue Thompson.
Yaohnanen Children Playing a Traditional Game, photo by Christopher Hogue Thompson.

Yaohnanen, also spelled Ionhanen[1] is a village located on the island of Tanna in Vanuatu,[1][2] at about 6 km south-east of the island main town, Lenakel.[3]

It is well known for the participation of its villagers in the Prince Philip Movement.[1][2]

Yaohnanen people were featured on the second season of the Spanish television series Perdidos en la Tribu, (Lost in the Tribe), in which they cohabited with a Spanish family during the course of 21 days, teaching them their customs and culture[citation needed], and also in the first season of the same Portuguese series called Perdidos na Tribo.


  1. ^ a b c Brian J. Bresniha and Keith Woodward, ed. Tufala Gavman - Reminiscences from the Anglo-French Condominium of the New Hebrides, Institute of Pacific Studies, University of the South Pacific, Suva, 2002, p. 498 (interview with Andrew Stuart, former British Resident Commissioner in the New-Hebrides)
  2. ^ a b Joël Bonnemaison Les gens et les lieux - Histoire et géosymboles d'une société enracinée : Tanna, Editions de l'ORSTOM, Paris 1997, p. 418-19
  3. ^ Patricial Siméoni, Atlas du Vanuatou, Editions Géo-Consulte, Port-Vila, 2009, map p. 91

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