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Nukapu (ISS002-E-6388).jpg
NASA picture of Nukapu]]
Nukapu is located in Solomon Islands
Location Pacific Ocean
Archipelago Solomon Islands
Area 0.7 km2 (0.27 sq mi)
Solomon Islands
Population 100 (2009)

Nukapu is one of the islands of the nation of Solomon Islands. It is in the Reef Islands group in Temotu Province; the easternmost province of the Solomons.[1][2][3] The estimate terrain elevation above sea level is 15 metres.[4]

The island contains a memorial to Bishop John Patteson who was murdered on Nukapu in 1871.


As of 2009, the local population was 100 people. The language spoken on Nukapu is Pileni, a member of the Polynesian language family. Pileni is also spoken on the islands of Pileni, Nupani, Nifiloli, Aua and Matema Island of the Reef Islands, as well as in the Taumako Islands (also known as the Duff Islands), some 200 miles to the east. Speakers are thought to be descendants of people from Tuvalu.

See also


  1. ^ "Nukapu Island: Solomon Islands". Geographic. National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  2. ^ "Beach at landing-place, Nukapu Island". Solomon Islands Historical Encyclopaedia 1893-1978. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  3. ^ "Nukapu Island". Mapcarta. Retrieved 26 June 2018.
  4. ^ "Nukapu Island". Geoview. Retrieved 26 June 2018.

External links

  • Nukapu on the Solomon Islands

Coordinates: 10°04′54″S 166°03′01″E / 10.0818°S 166.0503°E / -10.0818; 166.0503

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