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proper noun

  • A republic in the South Pacific consisting of a group of more than 800 islands, of which about a hundred are inhabited; population 892,000 (estimated 2015); capital, Suva; languages, English (official), Fijian, and Hindi.

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



/ˈfēˌjē/ /ˈfiˌdʒi/