Definition of Fiji in English:

Fiji

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Pronunciation: /ˈfiːdʒi
 
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  • A country in the South Pacific consisting of a group of some 840 islands, of which about a hundred are inhabited; population 944,700 (est. 2009); 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

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