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Fiji

Syllabification: Fi·ji
Pronunciation: /ˈfējē
 
/

Definition of Fiji in English:

A republic in the South Pacific consisting of a group of more than 800 islands, of which about a hundred are inhabited; population 944,700 (est. 2009); 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

Words that rhyme with Fiji

gee-gee, squeegee

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