Meaning of Fiji in English:


Pronunciation /ˈfiːdʒi/

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proper noun

  • A country in the South Pacific consisting of a group of some 840 islands, of which about a hundred are inhabited; population 892,000 (estimated 2015); languages, English (official), Fijian, Hindi; capital, Suva.

First visited by Abel Tasman in 1643, the Fiji Islands became a British Crown Colony in 1874 and an independent Commonwealth state in 1970. In 1987, following a coup, Fiji became a republic and withdrew from the Commonwealth, rejoining in 1997