Etiquette in New Caledonia

New Caledonia is located in the South Pacific Ocean and has a population of 268,767 people.

The nation is a special collectivity of France.

The official language of New Caledonia is French. There are 39 recognized regional languages.

Residents follow Christianity.

The currency of New Caledonia is the CFP franc.

Greetings Etiquette

Make eye contact and offer to shake hands in most situations. A soft handshake without eye contact by the recipient is still polite. However, some people will simply say hello or wave.

French people may follow French norms for greetings.

Dining & Visiting Homes Etiquette

When visiting the home of a chief, it is appropriate to offer a small gift such as food, cloth, money, or a packet of cigarettes.