Oceanic language spoken in Fiji
|Region||western half of Viti Levu, Yasawa Islands and Mamanuca Islands|
|(57,000 cited 1977)|
Western Fijian, also known as Wayan: 212 is an Oceanic language spoken in Fiji by about 57,000 people.
It is distinct from Eastern Fijian (also known as Bauan or Standard Fijian).
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Western Fijian, also known as Wayan: 212 is an Oceanic language spoken in Fiji by about 57,000 people. It is distinct from Eastern Fijian (also known...
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Fiji has three official languages under the 1997 constitution (and not revoked by the 2013 Constitution): English, Fijian and Fiji Hindi. The Fijian language...
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as the "national language". Fijian is a VOS language. Standard Fijian is based on the speech of Bau, which is an East Fijian language. A pidginized form...
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Indigenous Fijians in areas of Fiji where there are large Indo-Fijian communities. A pidgin form of the language is used by rural ethnic Fijians, as well...
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follows: Western Rotuman Western Fijian linkage: Namosi-Naitasiri-Serua, Western Fijian (Nadroga, Waya) East Central Pacific linkage Eastern Fijian linkage:...
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The culture of Fiji is a tapestry of native Fijian, Indian, European, Chinese, and other nationalities. Culture polity traditions, language, food costume...
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Fiji (/ˈfiːdʒi/ (listen) FEE-jee, /fiːˈdʒiː/ fee-JEE; Fijian: Viti, [ˈβitʃi]; Fiji Hindi: फ़िजी, Fijī), officially the Republic of Fiji, is an island...
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largest ethnic backgrounds that Fijians identified with were Indian/Indo-Fijian and Indigenous Fijian origins. Fijians were also the fifth largest Pacific...
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a minority language in Fiji, Guyana, Mauritius, South Africa, Suriname and Trinidad and Tobago. Fiji Hindi, an official language of Fiji, is a variant...
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Western Fijian languages Eastern Central Pacific linkage Eastern Fijian languages Polynesian languages Roger Blench (2014) argues that many languages conventionally...
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which was supported by most leaders of the indigenous Fijian and Indo-Fijian communities. Fiji was re-admitted to the Commonwealth of Nations. The new...
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widespread throughout Maritime Southeast Asia, including major languages such as Fijian (Fiji), Hiligaynon, Bikol, Ilocano, Cebuano, Tagalog (Philippines)...
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Fijian tradition and ceremony is a living way of life that has remained intact for millennia, evolving as the Fijian nation has modernised over time, with...
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and enjoys relative autonomy as a Fijian dependency. Fiji Television reported on 21 September 2006 that the Fiji Islands Maritime and Safety Administration...
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the Indo-Fijian community, which by that time had come to outnumber the native Fijian population. Fearing Indo-Fijian domination, many Fijian chiefs saw...
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Rotuman language distance it from Polynesian neighbours with it aligning it more closely with Melanesian (particularly Western Fijian) languages. "2018...
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Lutunasobasoba.) Say it in Fijian, An Entertaining Introduction to the Language of Fiji, by Albert James Schütz, 1972. Lonely: Planet Fijian Phrasebook, by Paul...
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official in Fiji as Fiji Baat. There are demands for including Bhojpuri in the 8th schedule of Indian constitution. In Bihar, Hindi is the language used for...
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the language with the West Fijian languages in a West Fijian–Rotuman branch of the Central Pacific subgroup of Oceanic languages. The Rotuman language has...
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The Western Pahari languages are a group of Northern Indo-Aryan languages spoken in Northern India, primarily in the state of Himachal Pradesh and Chenab...
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but never subdued western Fiji. Cakobau controlled most of the eastern parts of the Fijian Islands and declared himself King of Fiji (Self-proclaimed Tui...
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District A language influenced by Awadhi (as well as other languages) is also spoken as a lingua franca for Indians in Fiji and is referred to as Fijian Hindi...
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Malayo-Polynesian Melanesian languages (including Fijian) Micronesian languages Polynesian languages It is now known that the Melanesian languages do not form a genealogical...
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