Location in Maré Island

Coordinates: 21°26′18″S 167°51′46″E / 21.43833°S 167.86278°E / -21.43833; 167.86278Coordinates: 21°26′18″S 167°51′46″E / 21.43833°S 167.86278°E / -21.43833; 167.86278
Territory  New Caledonia, France
Province Loyalty Islands Province
Commune Maré
Time zone UTC+11

Hnawayaca is a village in northwestern Maré Island, in the Loyalty Islands of New Caledonia.[1] It lies west by road from Wakuarori, northeast of Padawa and south of Roh.[2]The villagers are notable performers of the Drui dance.[3]


  1. "Maré". Direction des Infrastructures de la Topographie et des Transports Terrestres (DITTT). Retrieved 10 June 2011.
  2. Google Maps (Map). Google.
  3. Ammann, Raymond; Becker, David (1997). Kanak dance and music: ceremonial and intimate performance of the Melanesians of New Caledonia, historical and actual. Agence de développement de la culture kanak. p. 179. ISBN 978-0-7103-0586-2. Retrieved 10 June 2011.

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