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Fijian

Syllabification: Fi·ji·an
Pronunciation: /ˌfējēən, fiˈjēən
 
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Definition of Fijian in English:

adjective

Of or relating to Fiji, its people, or language.
Example sentences
  • In stark contrast to Hawaii, colonial law in Fiji enforced a distinctive Fijian way of life.
  • Linguists (people who study languages) usually refer to the Fijian language as a mix of about 300 dialects.
  • Even now - after final confirmation that the highly dangerous Fijian strain of flu has killed two children and is the suspected cause of a third death - public health officials are refusing to reveal where the cases happened.

noun

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1A native or inhabitant of Fiji, or a person of Fijian descent.
Example sentences
  • Native Americans and Fijians firewalked and a number of Christian saints were said to have firewalked for their faith.
  • All these developments will improve the real national welfare of Fijians by around 0.51 per cent.
  • This is especially true for Tongans, Tahitians and Fijians.
2The Austronesian language of the indigenous people of Fiji.
Example sentences
  • English is the official language in Fiji, though Fijian and Hindustani are also spoken.
  • It is not clear whether languages other than English, Fijian or Hindi were included.
  • Wesleyan Missionaries developed a written form of Fijian in 1850.

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